BLACKWATER boosted its backcourt as it picked up Gelo Alolino from the free agent pool.
Alolino, granted unconditional release by Phoenix after failing to agree on an extension, agreed to a one-year deal with the Elite.
The sophomore guard netted 6.0 points on a 44 percent shooting from downtown, on top of 1.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists this past season.
Unfortunately, injuries on his right ankle, including the removal of bone spurs, cost him the third conference as he found himself lost in the shuffle with the Fuel Masters.
Alolino will partner with shooter Mike DiGregorio, rookies Paul Desiderio and Diego Dario, sophomore Ael Banal and high-flyer Renz Palma in the Elite guard rotation.