Ricardo Ratliffe arrives to take over from Tony Mitchell as Star Hotshots import
Ricardo Ratliffe is back to play for Star in the PBA Commissioner's Cup. Jaime Campos

RICARDO Ratliffe is back to suit up for Star in the PBA.

The 6-8 import, who endeared himself to the team and its fans with his heads-up play in last year's Commissioner's Cup, arrived over the weekend to replace Tony Mitchell as the Hotshots import.

Ratliffe takes over from Mitchell, who had 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting and 18 boards in what turned out to be his farewell game for Star - a 99-93 victory over Rain or Shine on Saturday in Batangas.

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