Petron Blaze is still in the thick of things in the ongoing Philippine Cup, but this early, the team is getting ready for the next conference.
The Boosters have signed former University of Nevada star Nick Fazekas to a contract to play in the Commissioner’s Cup, according to a report by the Reno Gazette-Journal. The PBA’s second conference allows teams to sign up reinforcements without height limits.
The 6-foot-11 Fazekas, who is scheduled to fly to the Philippines in January, is a sweet-shooting finesse big man who was an elite scorer in college, where he was named Western Athletic Conference player of the year three times. Since being drafted by Dallas in the second round in 2007, Fazekas has spent some time in the roster of the Mavericks and the Los Angeles Clippers. But he has battled foot injuries over the past couple of years, hindering his career.
Fazekas’ decision to sign with Petron Blaze, he told the Gazette-Journal, was swayed by better pay and the league’s lighter schedule.
“It’s a chance to play and make a little more money,” he said. “It’s less games, which is easier for me. It was just a no-brainer.”
Petron is set to face Talk ‘N Text in a best-of-seven series in the Philippine Cup final four.
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