Gab Banal joins stacked TNT ahead of PBA Governors' Cup

TNT added another key piece to its already stacked lineup by signing former Alaska standout Gab Banal.

Banal joins the Tropang Giga ahead of the PBA Governors' Cup after one conference with the Aces, TNT team manager Gabby Cui confirmed.

Although terms of the deal were not revealed, other reports stated that the 31-year-old forward signed a two-year contract with the Tropang Giga.

Banal found himself back to the PBA after impressing in other leagues as he inked a one-conference deal with Alaska in February.

The former MPBL MVP averaged 8.7 points on a league-leading 45.2% clip from three-point range to go with 3.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in the Philippine Cup before parting ways with the Aces.

Banal declined to a one-conference extension offered by Alaska.

Fresh from winning the all-Filipino title, TNT is one of the teams to beat in the Governors' Cup as it brings in well-travelled import McKenzie Moore. –

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.