Sep 15, 2020

Parks, Enciso come on board for Katropa

TNT welcomes back Bobby Ray Parks and Simon Enciso to its fold as the team starts the second phase of its workouts in preparation for the possible resumption of the PBA season.

The two guards arrived in the country last week after spending time in the U.S. prior to the return of the players' individual training two weeks ago.

Parks and Enciso though, will have to observe a 14-day quarantine period as mandated by the league for players who arrived overseas as part of the safety and health protocols.

Nonetheless, their arrivals meant the Katropa finally have the benefit of training with a complete roster after wrapping up their two-week bubble training at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna without Parks and Enciso.

TNT now shifts its workouts at its regular training facility at the Moro Lorenzo gym.
"We're back to Moro," confirmed team manager Gabby Cui.
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The stay at the Inspire Sports Academy did serve the Katropa in good stead, according to coach Bong Ravena.

"Our bubble training went well. It was all skills and conditioning as prescribed by the PBA and the IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases)," said the TNT mentor.

"Hopefully, we can do full scrimmage soon.

Even for just two weeks, Ravena said their stay at the Laguna training facility inside the National University campus should be a good physical and mental preparation for the team should the league decide to adopt a playing bubble similar to the NBA.

TNT however, will no longer have former MVP Kelly Williams in its roster as the veteran forward opted to retire from the game. (RG)
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