THE loss of Kiefer Ravena, NLEX’s high playmaker and ace local scorer, has created an infinite vacuum within the backcourt of the Avenue Warriors, but on Tuesday night, the crew welcomed a sleek addition in cerebral quarterback Matt Nieto.
Nieto, who played for Gilas Pilipinas within the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers, signed a 3-three hundred and sixty five days take care of the Avenue Warriors.
About a days within the past, his twin brother, Mike, used to be signed up by the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters to a two-three hundred and sixty five days contract.
Nieto used to be accompanied by his fogeys, at the side of old Ateneo stalwart Jet Nieto, a member of the abet-to-abet Blue Eagles champion crew in 1987 and 1988, Avenue Warriors identical old supervisor and head coach Yeng Guiao, NLEX CEO and president Rod Franco and crew executive Ronald Dulatre.
The contract signing used to be held on the Mt. Fuji Jap Restaurant in Guiguinto, Bulacan.
Guiao confirmed the deal and told The Manila Times that his most modern participant shall be inserted within the roster in time for Friday’s restart.
The Avenue Warriors will play the Meralco Bolts at 3 p.m. adopted by the match between the TNT Tropang Giga and the Magnolia Hotshots at 6 p.m.
For the young Nieto, playing within the PBA could well per chance be a dream come correct variety as he and his twin brother, Mike, will finally fulfill what their father didn’t invent.
Jet aged to be a right collegiate participant, but sacrificed his PBA aspirations and pursued a occupation as a health care provider.
Matt will portion minutes within the backcourt with crew captain Kevin Alas, Kris Rosales, Philip Paniamogan and Jericho Cruz.
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