COULD this be the right reinforcement for Rain or Shine in the PBA Governors’ Cup?
The Elasto Painters have tapped former Star Hotshot Joel Wright in their bid to take revenge in the season-ending conference after they fell short in their campaign in the last Commissioner’s Cup.
Wright has not suited up for any team since he last played for the Hotshots in 2016 when he served as a replacement for Marqus Blakely.
Wright averaged 28.4 points, 14.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.8 steals, and 1.4 blocks in the seven games he played with the Hotshots, although it wasn’t enough to help Star advance to the playoffs.
Wright seems the right man for the Painters as they try their luck in the conference, which allows import of not taller than 6-foot-5.
Head coach Caloy Garcia confirmed RoS was able to get clearance from the Purefoods franchise to allow Wright to play for the Painters, who, interestingly, ruled the tournament in 2012 for their first title in the pro-league.
The good thing about Wright is that he will be suiting up for the Painters in tip-top shape, thanks to his recent stint with the BBC Monthey in Switzerland where he averaged 15.5 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals.
He is set to arrive and join the Elasto Painters practices early next week.