SAN Miguel hopes it found the right import this time.
The Beermen are taking a chance on Korean Basketball League veteran Charles Rhodes to anchor their campaign in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
SMC sports director Alfrancis Chua confirmed Rhodes will be suiting up for the multi-titled franchise for the import-laden meet set to start on March 17, although the native of Galveston, Texas has yet to arrive in the country.
Rhodes, 31, is a talented power forward out of Mississippi State who recently had stint with the Ulsan Mobis Phoebus, a many-time champion in the KBL.
Last year, San Miguel was fancied to win the mid-season tournament behind explosive reinforcement Tyler Wilkerson, who, unfortunately, imploded during the semifinals against Rain or Shine and led to the Beermen’s sudden downfall.
The team is keeping its fingers crossed the incident won’t be repeated as the Beermen seek to win their first Commissioner’s Cup title in 17 years.
“Tingnan natin,” said San Miguel team manager Gee Abanilla.- Spin.PH