Onwubere sent to TNT; Phoenix takes Chua, Gabriel

Sidney Onwubere now joins TNT. Dennis Acosta (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--TNT virtually moved up two notches in the recently-held PBA Draft after acquiring Sidney Onwubere from Phoenix in a one-for-two swap approved on Tuesday.

Onwubere, the eighth pick of the draft, will now go to the KaTropa for Justin Chua and Jon Gabriel, the 11th pick.

Onwubere was a revelation for EAC during his last two NCAA seasons, and he also showed some brilliance in the PBA D-League recently for Racal.

The move means TNT will have more options at the wings.

On the other hand, Chua and Gabriel found themselves donning the Phoenix jerseys for the upcoming season.

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