|Jett Manuel calls it a career after just one year with Ginebra. Dennis Acosta (file photo)|
By Ivan Saldajeno
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Grateful. To Ginebra. To UP. To Xavier. To my coaches. To my teammates. To my family. To the fans. • It was definitely short, but definitely sweet. Choosing to retire wasn’t easy but I’m excited for everything that lies ahead. • I’ll always be connected to the game of basketball, but in a different form this time. • #Gingineer #OnceAKingAlwaysAKing #NSD
"I’m excited for everything that lies ahead," he further said.
He then reiterated that he will remain "connected to the game of basketball, but in a different form this time."
Manuel, a licensed civil engineer, was selected as the last pick of the first round of the 2017 PBA Draft after playing for the University of the Philippines.
However, he only played sparingly for the Barangay last season.
He will leave the league as a champion as they won the Commissioner's Cup.
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