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    Blackwater offers two-year deals to Paras, Torralba; one year for Acuno

    Mar 24, 2021
    PHOTO: screenshot from PBA draft coverage

    BLACKWATER kept its rights on the three rookies it picked in the last PBA draft by giving them formal offers on Wednesday.

    The three draftees who received offers from Bossing management were Rey Mark Acuno, Joshua Torralba, and Andre Paras.

    Both Acuno and Torralba were second-round picks (nos. 14 and 15), while the 6-foot-4 Paras was taken in the third round at No. 27 overall.

    Torralba and Paras were given two-year offers while relative unknown Acuno received a one-year offer.


      Of the three, Torralba got the biggest offer, just a little bit bigger than that of Paras.

      Team owner Dioceldo Sy confirmed the deals which the three rookies had gotten.

      “Pinirmahan na nila yung offer. Technically, done deal na,” he said.

      The current spike in COVID-19 cases could push back the formal contract signing of the three players to after the Holy Week.

      “Hindi pa makalabas ngayon dahil nga sa restrictions. Pero formality na lang yun,” added Sy.

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        A team insider though, didn’t disclose what the Bossing plan to do with the other rookies they picked in the 2020 draft.

        The rest of the Bossing’s draft haul include Jun Manzo (4th round), Kim Bayquin (5th round), and Jeson Delfinado (6th round).

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        PHOTO: screenshot from PBA draft coverage
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