OGIE Menor makes his comeback in the 2019 PBA D-League as he will be tasked to lead a veteran-laden McDavid side in its maiden foray in the developmental ranks.
The former San Beda Red Lion will lead the fight for the league newcomer as he returns to the scene at age 32, almost five years since he last played in the PBA.
Menor, who last played in the PBA with Blackwater in 2014, spent the last four years in the US working for a logistics company and as a part-time bartender, as well as coach and referee in recreational leagues.
His last PBA D-League stint was with Batangas in the 2017 Aspirants' Cup.
Menor also came back last year to join Bulacan Kuyas in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL).
McDavid is zagging while everyone is zigging as they will bank on experience against the youth-peppered 20-team field.
Aside from Menor, the league neophytes will also bring in veterans like former Blackwater playmaker Jerick Canada and slotman Jason Melano as they take full advantage of the seven-player limit for ex-PBA players per team.
High-octane guard James Martinez, who holds the PBA D-League scoring record at 58 points set with AMA back in 2016, will also play for McDavid, as well as Janus Lozada, Jan Colina, Wowie Escosio, Michole Sorela, and Rev Diputado.
La Salle Greenhills deputy Allen Ricardo wil call the shots for McDavid, with multi-titled bench tactician Britt Reroma serving as team consultant.