MANILA, Philippines—Matthew Aquino turned the newest Filipino participant to affix the Japan B.League after he signed a three-year contract with B1 group Shinshu Courageous Warriors.
The son of PBA legend Marlou Aquino, nonetheless, gained’t be listed as an Asian import and as a substitute will play as a neighborhood as his maternal grandmother is Japanese.
“I’m prepared. I’ve been getting ready my complete life for one thing like this, and I’m right here to make God, my household, and everybody else proud. I’m very excited to return to Japan and I can’t wait to fulfill everyone, particularly the followers!” mentioned Aquino within the group’s assertion.
“In fact I’m actually. I’m very blessed as a result of just a few persons are given this chance,” added the previous Nationwide College heart.
Aquino is the seventh Filipino participant to affix B1 after Thirdy Ravena of San-En, Kiefer Ravena of Shiga, Dwight Ramos of Toyama, Kobe Paras of Niigata, Bobby Ray Parks Jr. of Nagoya, and Javi Gomez de Liaño of Ibaraki.
Juan Gomez de Liaño of Tokyo Z and Kemark Cariño of Aomori are enjoying in B2.
Aquino has already educated with Courageous Warriors head coach Michael Katsuhisa, who additionally serves because the membership’s common supervisor, and has met group president and CEO Masahiko Katagai.
Shinshu, which was promoted to B1 two seasons in the past, is prepared to spend money on Aquino and the 6-foot-10 heart is able to repay the belief he’s been given.
“We have been shocked with the three-year provide,” mentioned Aquino. “Proper now the aim is to enhance on a regular basis and take it step-by-step. I simply wish to enhance myself as a result of I nonetheless have lots to show, not simply to others however to myself.”
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