THIS early in his return from injury with new team San Miguel Beer, Matt Ganuelas-Rosser gets an intriguing treat in a clash with his former ballclub TnT Katropa.
In only his second game for the Beermen, Rosser finds himself going up against the Texters as the two powerhouse teams collide in the PBA Governors Cup Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The 7 p.m. match-up is the first meeting between the championship franchises since the Commissioner’s Cup finals won by the Beermen in six games.
It will also be the first time Rosser will actively play against TnT since the celebrated one-on-one trade with RR Garcia between the two teams last April.
The 27-year-old guard said he’s looking forward to the game and have some fun.
‘It will be interesting but it will be fun at the same time,” said Rosser, who finally suited up for San Miguel last week against Blackwater in his first game back after recovering from a foot injury that sidelined him for most of the season.
“My focus is just helping the team win. If we can win and crack jokes with those guys, that’s what it’s all about,” said Rosser. ”We’re just gonna go there and have fun and play hard.”
Rosser played for 20 minutes in his debut as a Beermen, although he finished with only four points on 2 of 8 shooting. He did have two rebounds and three assists in an error-free game which San Miguel won over Blackwater, 118-93.
He says he’s already fully adopted with the Beermen’s system, having watched the team play from the bench for most of the Commissioner’s Cup.
“I’m still learning timing-wise, but everything else felt like I’ve been there with them,” said the 6-foot-5 Fil-Am guard. “I've watched them win a championship and so I know what it takes. Everybody’s been welcoming and very helpful.”
Rosser said his foot injury has now fully healed and he’s ready to go and help the Beermen end the season with a grand slam.
“I’m good to go. I’m gonna play the rest of the conference,” Rosser said.