MPBL: Bacolod gets Saitanan, Villahermosa, Adamos in Trades

MANILA – Bacolod Master Sardines loads up its roster midway into the 2019-2020 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Cup with acquisition of big men Jessie Saitanan and Benedict Adamos and guard Jess Mar Villahermosa in separate trades.
In the trade that was approved by MPBL commissioner Kenneth Duremdes, Saitanan was shipped by San Juan Knights to the Bacolod in exchange for Haddi Porto and Lloyd Castor.
Villahermosa and Adamos, on the other hand, made their way to the Master Sardines after being traded away by the Bataan Risers for guard Jerome Ortega and Ralph Tansingco.
Saitanan, a former Mapua University Cardinals standout, has suited up for PBA teams NorthPort Batang Pier and TNT KaTropa and was also part of the Magnolia Hotshots’ Governors’ Cup champion team last year.
In the MPBL, the 6-foot-5 Saitanan played for Imus Bandera-GLC Truck and Equipment and was picked up by the reigning MPBL champions Knights at the start of the Lakan Cup.
Villahermosa, on the other hand, was part of the many-time NCAA men’s basketball champion San Beda University Red Lions and has played with Caloocan Supremos and Risers in the MPBL.
Adamos, for his part, will also serve as vital cog in the middle for the Bacolod once he finishes his stint with the University of Perpetual Help Altas in theNCAA.
Meanwhile, Bacolod recently signed up homegrown player Mark dela Cruz to add up to their new acquisitions Jerick Canada from free agency and Alfren Gayosa via dispersal draft./PN


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