MANILA, Philippines—Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas President Al Panlilio mentioned three of the 5 Gilas gamers who had been picked by way of particular choice within the 2019 PBA Draft have already signed their contracts with their mom groups.
Of these gamers, solely Mike Nieto was introduced to have signed his papers with mom membership Rain or Shine.
“All 5 determined to essentially pursue their PBA careers and I do know that there are negotiations, I feel three of them have signed up,” mentioned Panlilio in a digital press convention. “Two of the 5 have but to signal.”
Isaac Go (Terrafirma), Nieto (Rain or Shine), Matt Nieto (NLEX), Rey Suerte (Blackwater), and Allyn Bulanadi (Alaska) left the Gilas system after their contracts expired on January 31.
Though they had been all drafted in 2019, they weren’t in a position to swimsuit up for his or her respective groups as they had been nonetheless below Gilas and had been solely allowed to play in worldwide competitions.
League Commissioner Willie Marcial mentioned that the players can immediately play for his or her groups within the 2021-22 Governors’ Cup resumption on February 11 in the event that they’re included within the lineup.
Panlilio added that the association was at all times for the 5 gamers to ultimately play for his or her golf equipment within the PBA.
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