Jonathan Uyloan hoping short D-League stint would boost bid for PBA return
Jonathan Uyloan's contract with Meralco expires in October, but said he has received calls from two other teams. Jaime Campos  

JONATHAN Uyloan is glad to have played with Cignal San Beda, and he is hoping his latest achievement would boost his bid for a PBA return.

A reserve player for Meralco, Uyloan made the most of a short loan stint with D-League side Cignal, helping the Hawkeyes claim the Foundation Cup crown with a sweep of Centro Escolar University.

Just days after the D-League championship, Uyloan is back with the Bolts as he attended practice on Monday.

His contract with Meralco expires in October, but said he has received calls from two other teams.

"I got some offers for a couple of teams, so we’ll see," he said.

[See Cignal completes D-League double, lifts Foundation Cup with sweep of CEU Scorpions]

Cignal got an added boost entering the Foundation Cup semifinals with a loan deal for Uyloan.

But Uyloan revealed it was actually him who asked Meralco management if he could suit up for the Hawkeyes while he's on the Bolts' reserve list. 

"Some people may think its a demotion, but for me, it’s a blessing," said Uyloan after helping Cignal sweep Centro Escolar University in the finals.

"I have a contract with Meralco and I have a contract with Cignal. I was pretty much working two jobs. I was the one who asked and it was fun, probably the best move of my career."

"I came from the PBL before, was a practice player for Rain or Shine, it helped me go back to where I came from. I wasn’t the superstar. I had to work my way up, so going back to Cignal rejuvenated my basketball career," said the Fil-am guard, who averaged 8.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 4.5 assists in four games.

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