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Rob Reyes calls it a career

Rob Reyes tries to get the ball against three Meralco Bolts in this piece of action last season. PBA (file photo)

By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Rob Reyes announced on Thursday his retirement from the PBA.

"All good things must come to an end. After much consideration, thought, and prayer, I've decided to retire," the 6-foot-6 center said in a post on his Instagram account.

All good things must come to an end. After much consideration, thought, and prayer, I've decided to retire. Not many people can say that they lived their dream. And for 9 amazing years I was fortunate enough to do just that. To everyone who supported me. Thank you. To the fans that made me feel special, thank you. To all of my teammates and coaches who helped me along the way thank you. I gave everything I had to live my dream, and now I'll give everything I have to my family, that they might live theirs. For those that I wasn't able to see before I left, I'm sorry, but this isn't good bye, just good by for now. For those of you that know me, you probably know that I'll write more extensively about this in the future.

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The 33-year-old big man was selected fourth overall by TNT in the 2008 Draft and played for eight seasons with five different clubs, the most recent one was with NLEX last season.

Reyes was part of the trade that sent Bradwyn Guinto to the Road Warriors from the Mahindra Floodbusters, but the latter eventually waived him before the start of the current season.

Still, he believes that he is already fulfilled with the pro hoops opportunity.

"Not many people can say they lived their dream. And for 9 amazing years I was fortunate enough to do just that," his statement continued.

Reyes averaged 3.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 0.4 assist, 0.5 block, and 0.3 steal a game throughout his career, where he won two titles, both with the KaTropa.

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