JETT Manuel may have stepped away from the PBA, but he's not leaving basketball for good.
The 26-year-old former Ginebra guard is set to suit up for Mighty Sports in the 2019 Dubai International Basketball Tournament in February.
Manuel, who ended his PBA career on Friday after just one season for Ginebra, will be joining NBA veteran Lamar Odom and resident Gin Kings import Justin Brownlee in the Charles Tiu-coached squad.
Also set to be part of the squad is big man Randolph Morris, who is suiting up for the Beijing Ducks in the Chinese Basketball Association, as well as locals Gab Banal and Joseph Yeo.
The Caesar Wongchuking-owned Mighty Sports is also looking forward to add UP playmaker Juan Gomez de Liano and La Salle forward Santi Santillan for its second foray in the Middle Eastern league since 2017.
The Dubai tournament will mark Manuel's return to the international scene after playing for Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup, where he joined Kiefer Ravena, Jeron Teng, and Isaiah Austin.