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    Retirement beckons as two-time Mythical Team member Dorian Pena waived by GlobalPort

    Nov 7, 2016
    Dorian Pena barely saw action for GlobalPort last season. Jerome Ascano

    A two-time PBA Mythical First Team member who won a number of titles with San Miguel may be without a team when the new season of the league opens shop on November 20.

    Big man Dorian Pena has been waived by Globalport, making the 39-year-old big man in danger of missing the league’s 42nd season altogether.

    Pena was released by the Batang Pier along with fellow center Mark Isip, a former first round pick.

    A product of Coppin State, an NCAA Division 1 school, Pena spent his best years in the league playing for the Beermen from 2001 to 2011.

    During that stretch, the native of Cheverly, Maryland was named to the league’s Mythical First Team twice (2005 and 2007), and was Mythical Second Team member in 2006.

    He was also an All-Star in 2006 and 2009 and was part of the All-Defensive Team also in 2006.

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    More than that, Pena won four championships with the San Miguel franchise, playing as solid back-up to two-time MVP Danny Ildefonso.

    With the wear and tear of the game and age catching up on him, Pena was never the same player again the moment he was traded to Barako Bull in 2012. Even a brief return to San Miguel in 2013 didn’t help turn his career around.

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    By 2014 he was back with Barako Bull, and then Barangay Ginebra, until finally landing at Globalport last season, where he barely saw action.

    He averaged 7.1 points and 7.6 rebounds in his pro career.

    Pena and Isip are the latest players to become unrestricted free agents. Others earlier released by their teams were Mark Cruz, Josh Urbiztondo, Simon Atkins, and Gary David.

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    Dorian Pena barely saw action for GlobalPort last season. Jerome Ascano
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