Talk 'N Text secures Steffphon Pettigrew as Governors' Cup import
MANILA, Philippines - The Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters have secured Steffphon Pettigrew as their import for the Governors' Cup, team manager Jimmy Alapag confirmed to Rappler on Sunday, April 12.
Alapag said that the team hasn't finalized a deal with an Asian import yet.
Pettigrew stands at 6-foot-5, which makes the height limit of imports for the top eight teams of the league entering the final conference.
Pettigrew, a product of Western Kentucky University, has the ability to score both inside and out, making him a valuable piece for Talk 'N Text's dribble-drive offense. The Kentucky-native was named his state’s Mr. Basketball in his senior high school season, when he averaged 33.6 points and 13.8 rebounds a game for Elizabethtown High School.
Pettigrew spent four years in Western Kentucky, where he was teammates with Barangay Ginebra big man Japeth Aguilar. In his senior college season, Pettigrew averaged 14.6 points and 6.1 rebounds a game.
The Tropang Texters recently made the PBA Finals for the 16th time in franchise history. They will begin game 1 of the Commissioner’s Cup finals against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters on Wednesday, April 15, at the Mall of Asia Arena.