Aguilar signs 1-year deal with GlobalPort
MANILA, Philippines --- Japeth Aguilar is now officially a member of GlobalPort.
A week after being traded to the Batang Pier, the six-foot-nine beanpole signed a one-year deal with the league's newest team on Thursday, February 6, team manager BJ Manalo confirmed in a phone interview with Rappler.
Saying that he's an integral part of the team's present and future, GlobalPort offered Aguilar a three-year deal, but the 26-year-old opted for a one-year, P5.04-million contract that will keep him in the Batang Pier's lair until the end of the 2013-14 Philippine Cup.
"As much as possible, we wanted (a) long-term (commitment)," said Manalo. "But we respect his decision."
Privileged to have 2 reps in Gilas
Manalo also expressed elation that two of their players at GlobalPort were picked by Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes to join the national team pool.
"It's a privilege na dalawa yung nakuha sa amin," he shared. "That speaks a lot of our team."
The youthful team manager also said that their team, after a busy offseason, is raring to go when the Commissioner's Cup begins tomorrow, February 8.
"Ready to play na kami," Manalo said. "We're excited kase masusubukan agad kami against Petron."
The Boosters test the retooled Batang Pier in the first offering of the 2013 Commissioner's Cup at 5:15pm at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. - Rappler.com