JERICK Canada comes to the aid of Go for Gold as the semifinals of the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup begins on Tuesday.
The 30-year-old playmaker bolsters coach Charles Tiu’s lean guard rotation as he joins Jai Reyes at the point as the Scratchers prepare for their best-of-three series against Marinerong Pilipino-TIP.
Canada last played in the PBA with Blackwater back in 2016, and is currently with Bulacan Kuyas in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League though he is coming off an ACL injury.
Go for Gold isn’t the only team retooling for the playoffs.
Top seed Che’Lu Bar and Grill has also acquired Cedric de Joya from also-ran Batangas-EAC.
The diminutive point guard averaged 13.9 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 2.1 assists for the Generals this conference and will be a big boost for the Revellers when they take on Centro Escolar University in their own semis.
Che’Lu Bar and Grill earlier beefed up its frontcourt as coach Stevenson Tiu enlisted ex-Letran Knight Ford Ruaya.
Marinerong Pilipino-TIP made its moves before the end of the eliminations, picking up court general Irvin Palencia from winless AMA Online Education for its last three games before the Engineers signed up Fil-Indonesian guard Biboy Enguio.
Che’Lu Bar and Grill and CEU open their semifinals series on Tuesday at 4 p.m., before Go for Gold and Marinerong Pilipino-TIP face off at 6 p.m. at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.