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Arwind Santos joins Pampanga Big Lanterns forward of MPBL playoffs

Arwind Santos suiting up for Pampanga Giant Lanterns.

Arwind Santos suiting up for Pampanga Big Lanterns.

Arwind Santos has joined the Pampanga Big Lanterns in time for the beginning of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) playoffs, the staff introduced on social media Friday.

The Big Lanterns mentioned the 2013 PBA Most Beneficial Participant can be accessible after they host the Marikina Shoemasters within the opener of their best-of-three first spherical collection at Bren Z. Guiao Conference Heart later within the day.

Santos will play for his godfather, Pampanga governor Dennis Pineda, who’s performing because the Big Lanterns’ coach.

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His transfer got here after the 42-year-old’s contract with the NorthPort Batang Pier expired final month. Santos final noticed motion for the massive league aspect within the PBA On Tour exhibition collection.

It’s the second time {that a} outstanding PBA participant jumped ship to the regional league, becoming a member of Santos’ Pampanga teammate Encho Serrano.

Serrano joined the Big Lanterns final June after finishing his PBA rookie marketing campaign with Phoenix whereas additionally declining a suggestion of a two-year extension.

Each Santos and Serrano had been initially listed by Pampanga in its 25-player roster earlier than the MPBL tipped off in the summertime regardless of nonetheless having contracts with their then-PBA groups.

Behind Serrano and Justine Baltazar, Pampanga gained 26 of 28 common season video games to enter the playoffs as the highest seed of the Northern Division.

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