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Philippines sportsGinebra signs 3 rookies

source: Waylon Galvez | mb.com.ph

Barangay Ginebra has signed its three rookies – John Wilson, Jimbo Aquino and Robert Labagala – to separate deals over the weekend, giving the Kings a mixture of youth and experienced backcourt in the coming PBA wars beginning this October.

A source who has knowledge with the contract said the both Wilson and Aquino were given almost similar two-year contracts approximately worth P5.7 million, while Labagala got a one-year deal of at least P.8 million.

Wilson and Aquino are expected to solidify the shooting guard and small forward spots for Ginebra as they share playing minutes with former two-time Most Valuable Player (MVP) Willie Miller, Mark Caguioa and JC Intal.

As for Lagabala, he’s expected to play back-up to the Kings’ already loaded point guard position with 2009 MVP Jayjay Helterbrand, Mike Cortez and Celino Cruz.

“With no legitimate big men when it was our turn to take the picks, we settled for the best available talents so we got these guys (Wilson and Wilson) in the first round, and then we added another guard,” Ginebra coach Jong Uichico said.

“We’re happy with what we got. We got player whom we feel can help us, who can be useful in our rotation,” Uichico added.



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