Blackwater set to accumulate Casio, Eboña from Alaska for Tolomia



Alaska's veteran guard JVee Casio goes to Blackwater.

Alaska’s veteran guard JVee Casio goes to Blackwater. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The roster rebuild continues for Blackwater, which is coming off a winless Philippine Cup marketing campaign.

The Bossing on Tuesday acquired the companies of veteran playmaker JVee Casio and younger large man Barkley Eboña from Alaska for guard Mike Tolomia.

“JVee offers us a gradual PG who can mentor Baser (Amer) and Val (Chauca). Barkley offers us an enormous that we badly wanted,” Blackwater head coach Ariel Vanguardia, who changed Nash Racela on the helm final month, instructed INQUIRER.internet.

“It was laborious to let go of Mike however he’s additionally in a very good scenario with coach Jeff and Alaska,” mentioned Vanguardia of Tolomia, who averaged a career-best 11.9 factors within the 2021 Philippine Cup.

The 35-year-old Casio was as soon as probably the greatest guards within the league and his management will definitely be invaluable for a rebuilding squad like Blackwater.

Casio, the highest decide within the 2011 draft and an important piece in Alaska’s title run within the 2013 Commissioner’s Cup, averaged 6.9 factors, 2.6 assists and practically a steal per sport in near 21 minutes of motion for the Aces within the 2021 Philippine Cup.

Eboña, 24, in the meantime, noticed restricted enjoying time in his second convention for Alaska, which chosen him fourth within the 2019 draft.

The Aces completed second final within the Philippine Cup standings with a 3-8 report.

Other than tapping Vanguardia, who additionally serves because the franchise’s alternate governor, as its new mentor, Blackwater additionally traded Simon Enciso for Rashawn McCarthy and signed one other guard in Val Chauca.

The Fil-American Chauca had a stable one-and-done season with the Adamson Falcons in 2019.

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