Dec 04, 2021

Jackson for Johnson as RoS, Meralco seal trade deal

RAIN or Shine and Meralco struck a one-on-one trade involving Fil-Am guards a few days before the PBA Governors Cup kicks off.

Under the deal, the Bolts sent Trevis Jackson to the Elasto Painters in exchange for rookie Franky Johnson.

The 26-year-old Jackson spent two and a half years with the Meralco franchise, which selected him no. 5 overall in the 2018 Draft.

The Santa Monica, California native played in his first finals during the 2019 Governors' Cup, where the Bolts finished runner-up behind champion Barangay Ginebra Kings.

The Meralco management wished the best for the career of its former player.

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"He is a good teammate, and we thank him for giving his time and effort to Meralco," said Bolts team manager Paolo Trillo in a statement. "We wish Trevis the best with his new team."

Johnson meanwhile, played for just a single conference with Rain or Shine, where he was initially lined up as part of its 3x3 side, before getting a call up for the 5-on-5 team during the last Philippine Cup at the Bacolor bubble.

He was the no. 17 overall pick by the Elasto Painters in the 2020 draft. (RG)