RR Garcia has started the PBA DLeague Foundation Cup with NLEX but Fruitas is not dropping the pursuit, with Far Eastern University officials set to meet with NLEX management to discuss the release of the star guard.
Fruitas assistant coach Eric Gonzales said FEU’s representative to the UAAP board Anton Montinola is set to meet with NLEX officials.
“Ang sitwasyon po ngayon, hinihintay lang po si Boss Anton Montinola,” said Gonzales. “The management of FEU and NLEX will talk about it.”
Before the start of the conference, Fruitas and FEU forged a tie-up and expected the top Tamaraws to suit up for the Shakers but the DLeague teams have refused to budge.
Garcia scored 12 points for NLEX in a 77-86 loss to Big Chill on opening day.
“He (Garcia) has a contract with NLEX pero wala pa ’yung mga officials ng FEU. It’s not Fruitas, it’s the management of FEU. So desisyon ng FEU management ‘yan. I don’t know if how they’ll meet halfway,” said Gonzales.
Aside from Garcia, the Shakers are also hoping to get FEU guard Terrence Romeo, who is still under contract with Big Chill.