BIG man Japeth Aguilar now has to make up his mind on whether to resume his career in the Philippine Basketball Association or accept the offer to stay on as practice player of the Sta. Cruz Warriors in the NBA D-League.
Marvin Espiritu, the Philippine-based agent of the athletic 6-foot-9 Aguilar, said the former Ateneo center has yet to talk to him regarding his next career move.
“Hindi ko pa alam kung ano ang plano ni Japeth, kung ano ang outlook niya,” Espiritu disclosed to Spin.p.
In the end, Espiritu said Aguilar will definitely have to make a decision. “But it will be his decision in the end,” the agent added.
Aguilar failed to make the final 10-man roster of the Warriors last week, but coach Nate Bjorkgren offered the lanky Filipino center a spot as practice player of the team.
Aguilar asked for time to think about the offer.
“So for now, he has no definite plans yet because he needs time to reflect kung ano gagawin niya,” Espiritu said.
Shortly upon learning of Aguilar’s fate, Talk `N Text reiterated its standing contract offer to the one-time Western University Kentucky stalwart.
“As far as Talk 'N Text is concerned, the offer is still on the table just like what we told him just before he left the country to pursue his NBA dream,” said Tropang Texters team manager Aboy Castro.
Talk `N Tex owns the rights to Aguilar.