Mike Cortez is Back to Blackwater
The former 2x UAAP player of the year and 2X UAAP Champion from Lasalle is probably at the tail end of his basketball career after being dropped by Global Port Batang Pier who is looking to have a young and fast roster this season.
At 37 years old, the former 1st pick overall in 2003 by Alaska has played for a total of seven teams already. His best years were with Alaska where he became an All-Star and a 2-time champion with the same team. Mike Cortez has recently seen a decline in usage especially with his last team, Global Port Batang Pier were he saw himself behind star player Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle.
Blackwater took a chance of getting back the veteran player after he was officially released. This is the second stint of Cortez with the Elite. Blackwater offered a one conference length contract, this means that Mike Cortez needs to prove himself in the Philippine Cup to get an extension for the two other conferences of the season.
Here is a look back at the best game of cool cat Mike Cortez with Blackwater Elite.