The search for a new Petron Blaze import continues after import prospect Paul Marigney failed to catch the eye of the Boosters’ coaching staff.
“Mukhang hindi impressed yung coaching staff, kaya we’re still thinking of bringing in another import,” assistant coach Olsen Racela told InterAKTV in a telephone interview.
Among the candidates for the replacement import is Anthony Grundy, who led the team to the Governors’ Cup title last season.
“He’s on our list,” said Racela. “But there’s no decision yet. We need to decide at the soonest possible time because we’re playing on Friday.”
A potential drawback for Grundy may be his size. He stands less than 6-foot-2, while the current tournament allows teams to suit up reinforcements as tall as 6-foot-5.
The team is looking for a temporary replacement because of a knee injury suffered by Eddie Basden, Petron’s original reinforcement, who has scored below double-figures in each of the Boosters’ last two games because of his predicament.
“Ilang beses ko na hindi nakikita si Basden sa ensayo, so I don’t think siya maglalaro sa amin on Friday,” said Racela.
On his Twitter account, Grundy said he’s waiting for word from Petron management.
“Itching for that call,” wrote Grundy, who added he hoped to see Boosters fans soon.
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