The PBA’s best team last season officially just got better.
San Miguel brewage, the top-ranked team last year thanks to a Philippine Cup conquest and 2 semi appearances, has inked rookies Arnold Van Opstal and Rashawn McCarthy to contracts on weekday.
The 6-foot-9 Van Opstal, SMB’s decide within the Gilas draft tidy to be a “sparring partner” for cornerstone June Mar Fajardo, signed a biennial deal, whereas the Filipino-American McCarthy, a former star guard within the D-League, settled for a annual contract.
Agents Matt Manotoc and Marvin Espiritu, confirmed the signings of their shoppers, though they declined to disclose what proportion every deal was price.
Asked if Van Opstal should’ve gotten a extended, three-year deal, Manotoc believes his consumer was glad with the contract he signed.
“I assume he’s content with the 2 (years),” he said.
As for McCarthy, the 6-1 band guard is about to become the sixth Fil-foreign player in SMB’s 15-man list, change of integrity Chris Ross, Marcio Lassiter, David Semerad, Van Opstal, and Lutz.
PBA media bureau chief Willie Marcial additionally confirmed that 2 alternative players earlier listed as Fil-foreigners, Alex Cabagnot and Brian Heruela, don’t seem to be thought of such below league rules since each were born within the Philippines.