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    Jansen Rios gets advance wedding gift with new Phoenix contract

    Feb 15, 2021

    PHOENIX Super LPG just rewarded one of its most underrated but hardworking players with a new contract.

    The Fuel Masters gave Jansen Rios a fresh two-year contract after serving as a key player in their rotation during the team’s bold attempt at a championship during the Philippine Cup bubble.

    Rios, 29, signed the deal along with agent Ed Ponceja in the presence of team manager Paolo Bugia on Monday.

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    The new deal comes as an advance wedding gift for the 6-foot-3 wingman, who is set to tie the knot this Friday.

    Rios was a last-minute addition by the Fuel Masters last season after spending his first four years as a pro with NLEX.

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    Although he only averaged 3.2 points and 1.8 rebounds in 17 games with the team during the bubble season, his intangibles as a blue-collar player served coach Topex Robinson in good stead.

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      He was a big part of the Fuel Masters’ strong playoff run that saw them came a win short of entering the finals for the first time in franchise history. Phoenix lost to TnT Tropang Giga in the do-or-die Game 5 of their semifinals series.

      The former Adamson stalwart was a third-round pick at No. 25 overall by NLEX during the 2015 draft.

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