James Yap will most likely end his amazing professional career wearing the Rain or Shine uniform.
The 36-year-old Yap renewed his ties with the Elasto Painters, signing a new contract that will see the former national player play for the club in the next seasons of the Philippine Basketball Association.
A Spin.ph report by Gerry Ramos said the signing was made at the team office morning of Thursday with no less than co-team owner Raymund Yu confirming the news.
“Yes, OK na si James. He asked for a three-year contract, and we gave it to him,” Yu was quoted as saying.
Meantime, multi-titled San Miguel Corp., after signing Terrence Romeo, has retained two youngsters in Von Pessumal and Louie Vigil as it started boosting its bench ahead of the All-Filipino Conference which unfolds on Jan. 13.
Pessumal and Vigil were both given fresh two-year deals and are expected to play a key role coming off the bench when the star-studded Beermen open its title defense of the All-Filipino crown they have won in the last four years.
Already armed to the teeth, so to speak, with the presence of June Mar Fajardo, Arwind Santos, Marcio Lassiter, Alex Cabagnot, and Chris Ross, along with sophomore big man Christian Standhardinger and Kelly Nabong, the franchise got stronger after trading for three-time scoring champion Romeo, Paul Zamar, and returnee Ronald Tubid.