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    Maverick Ahanmisi joins Ginebra after stints with Rain or Shine, Alaska and Converge.
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascano

    MAVERICK Ahanmisi used his status as a highly-sought unrestricted free agent to the core.

    The Fil-Nigerian guard is set to take his act to Barangay Ginebra after agreeing to a deal with the most popular team in the PBA on Monday.

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    Ahanmisi, 32, was signed to a three-year contract by the franchise, according to San Miguel Corporation (SMC) sports director Alfrancis Chua.

    His representative, Danny Espiritu also confirmed the signing.

    Terms of the deal weren’t divulged, although the contract was a max deal.

    Ahanmisi, the no. 3 overall pick by Rain or Shine in the 2015 draft, decided to exercise his rights as a UFA after failing to come to terms for a new contract with the FiberXers, where he had a splendid showing last season.

    Espiritu said Ahanmisi earlier preferred to suit up for San Miguel Beer, but later sets his eyes on Barangay Ginebra following the major knee injury suffered by sophomore Jeremiah Gray that would keep him out of the entire Season 48.


    The fractured hand suffered by Scottie Thompson while in training camp with Gilas Pilipinas, and the uncertainty of veteran guard LA Tenorio's health condition also factored in his decision to choose Ginebra as his next destination.

    Ahanmisi won his lone championship while with Rain or Shine as a rookie during the 2016 Commissioner's Cup.

    He was later traded to Alaska for Ping Exciminiano and a first round pick, and then was acquired by Converge as part of the buyout of the Alaska franchise.

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    The 6-foot-2 Ahanmisi exercised his rights as a UFA upon the expiration of his contract with Converge at the end of the league's Season 47.

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    Maverick Ahanmisi joins Ginebra after stints with Rain or Shine, Alaska and Converge.
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascano
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