Mar 26, 2021

Ganuelas-Rosser plays for Phoenix in PBA 3x3

LIKE his Alab teammates Jason Brickman and Jeremiah Gray, Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser is bringing his stuff to the PBA via the inaugural 3x3 tourney.

Unable to enter the PBA through the rookie draft, Ganuelas-Rosser is cracking the local pro league instead via a contract to don the Phoenix Super LPG jersey in the three-a-side contest.

Reports said the Fuel Masters management and Ganuelas-Rosser have reached an agreement for the Fil-foreign player to lead Phoenix's campaign in the 3x3 play the PBA is featuring for the first time in the coming Season 46 wars.

Curiously, Brickman and Gray are also taking the same route, with the former agreeing to play for Meralco and the latter to strut his stuff with TNT Tropang Giga.

The three used to play together with the Alab team in the Asean Basketball League under coach Jimmy Alapag.

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Their immediate task is to boost their respective teams in PBA 3x3, but the end goal is to make the regular PBA play.

Their names were scratched from the Season 46 final draft roster as they were unable to accomplish required documents from the Bureau of Immigration and the Department of Justice.

Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser hopes to eventually join brother Matt in PBA action.

Matt landed in the PBA after initially playing with Gilas under coach Chot Reyes.

He applied for the draft in 2014 and was selected fourth overall by NLEX before being packaged in a trade deal that sent him to Talk N Text.

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Existing eligibility rules, however, prevent his brother Brandon from automatically qualifying to play in the PBA.

In 3x3, only Philippine passport is required for Fil-foreign aspirants, thus, allowing his quick entry. (SB)