After securing Belo, Blackwater to pick Banal at no. 1

first_imgMOST READ Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports AFTER languishing in the PBA doldrums in its first two seasons, Blackwater is looking at brighter things ahead after basically tabbing cornerstones in two Draft processes.ADVERTISEMENT Obama tips NFL’s Patriots, NBA’s Warriors to win titles “The honeymoon period is over,” owner Dioceldo Sy told the Inquirer as his Elite select 6-foot-2 point guard Raphael Banal first overall in the regular rookie proceedings Sunday at Robinson’s Place Manila.Banal will be the second high-profile rookie to join the Elite, who also made former Far Eastern gunslinger Mac Belo No. 1 in the separate Draft among Gilas Cadet pool members on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“Now we have a formidable team,” Sy went on, admitting his excitement of kissing the doormat image days of the Elite goodbye. “We are targeting to make at least the quarterfinals each conference.“Our modest goal for the coming season is to finish either seventh or eighth overall,” Sy continued. “If we can go higher, then it would be better.”Blackwater will be entering its third season and would like to put the first two behind after failing to make it past the eliminations in its first six conferences. PH among economies most vulnerable to virus 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Elite traded away Carlo Lastimosa very recently to get James Forrester from NLEX. Forrester has greatly underachieved in his first two seasons in the pros with two teams before and is also looking at redemption with his new team.Should Forrester and Banal play according to expectations and Belo comes up with the numbers worthy of being a No. 1 pick, Blackwater has potentially one of the beefiest, talented guard rotations in the league.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments We are young Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise EDITORS’ PICKlast_img

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