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    Russel Escoto traded to Magnolia for second-round pick

    Jul 16, 2021
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascano

    MAGNOLIA further boosts its frontcourt going to the PBA 46th season upon acquiring the services of big man Russel Escoto from Terrafirma.

    Escoto was shipped by the Dyip for the Hotshots' 2022 second-round pick.

    On the move again

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    Terrafirma Governor and league Vice Chairman Bobby Rosales confirmed the deal during the opening ceremony kicking off the 2021 Philippine Cup Friday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

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    The league approved the trade on Thursday.


      The Dyip acquired Escoto as part of the big off-season trade that sent two-time scoring champion CJ Perez to San Miguel.

      Along with Escoto, a part of the 2016 Gilas special draft, Terrafirma also got Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, Gelo Alolino, and the Beermen's no. 8 overall pick in the recent draft, which the Dyip used to select big man James Laput.

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