JERICK Canada remained hopeful of signing up with a PBA team for the upcoming season even as three teams from the Asean Basketball League have expressed interest in acquiring his services.
Edster Sy, Canada’s adviser and skills and conditioning coach, said the Malaysia Dragons, Singapore Slingers, and the Saigon Heat are all vying to sign up the Filipino playmaker, who suited up for Blackwater in the PBA this season.
However, Sy hoped that Canada’s respectable outing with the Elite this year, including a 14-point outing against Star in their victory in the Governors’ Cup, is enough to keep him in the PBA as his contract with Blackwater is set to expire at the end of October.
“His heart still belongs to the PBA,” said Sy, who is training Canada at the Headstart Sports Academy in Quezon City.
Canada played for three years in the ABL where he appeared in the finals in all occasions, winning two titles with the Indonesia Warriors in 2013 and Hi-Tech Bangkok City in 2015. Canada was even named finals MVP last year.
Canada recently suited up for a Malaysia Select Team as an import in the Seri Mutiara Champions Cup.