MANILA, Philippines – Rain or Shine has pulled the trigger on its import change.
The Elasto Painters announced on Monday, November 7, that they are bringing in a new foreign player in a bid to bolster their playoff hunt in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup as they replace Steve Taylor Jr. with Ryan Pearson.
Pearson joins a Rain or Shine side that sits in the middle of the 13-team standings with a 4-4 record.
A 32-year-old forward, Pearson is a well-traveled import who saw action for teams in Ukraine, Israel, Belgium, Hungary, France, Mexico, Uruguay, and Puerto Rico.
The import switch comes just days after Elasto Painters head coach Yeng Guiao opted not to give any guarantee about Taylor’s tenure even as he put up solid numbers.
In seven games, Taylor averaged 20 points, 16.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 1.4 steals as he led Rain or Shine to four wins and three losses.
He missed their loss to TNT due to health and safety protocols.
Pearson is expected to make his debut against guest team Bay Area at the Ynares Center in Antipolo on Friday, November 11. – Rappler.com