MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Andre Paras, actor and eldest son of PBA legend Benjie Paras, has called it quits from the PBA to focus on his acting career.
Paras sent an official letter to the owner of Blackwater, Dioceldo Sy, announcing his quick retirement.
“I would like to thank you for all the great opportunity you have given me at Blackwater Bossing. I have enjoyed working with the team and management, and I am ready to move on to the next phase of my life and continue my acting career,” the letter read.
The 26-year old former player initially took a leave of absence from the team right after his rookie season before finally deciding to cut his basketball career short.
Blackwater selected the second-generation PBA player in the third round of the PBA Season 46 Draft. He was the 27th overall pick.
Paras averaged 2.2 points and 1.5 rebounds during the season in limited minutes off the bench.
The last season for the Blackwater Bossing saw the team win one game after 29 straight losses. They avoided being the first team in the PBA to be winless in a season by beating the Magnolia Hotshots in their final game.
Despite losing a big man, the Bossing is still ready for the 47th PBA Season with the addition of top pick Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser and veteran Yousef Taha in its frontcourt unit.
On Thursday, June 9, the Bossing will open their Season 47 campaign against defending Philippine Cup champion TNT Tropang Giga at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. – WhatALife!
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