Jerick Nacpil leaves VisMin Cup bubble due to family emergency

Jerick Nacpil leaves VisMin Cup bubble due to family emergency

Jerick Nacpil had to go back home after his wife was tested positive for COVID-19. Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas/Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup (file photo)
By Dugout Philippines

MANILA--Jerick Nacpil has left the Alcantara bubble of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup-Visayas Leg.

The 6-foot-3 swingman of the Dumaguete Warriors cited a family emergency as his wife has contracted the coronavirus. Nacpil and his wife have a five-month-old baby as well.

With this, Dumaguete has granted his release and sent him back home to San Fernando, Pampanga.

He will no longer be allowed to re-enter the bubble.

"We are hoping for the recovery of Jerick's wife. The whole league is with him," said league chief operations officer Rocky Chan.

Dumaguete will be left with a huge hole to fill moving forward.

Nacpil had been averaging 14.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.0 steals per game for the Warriors, who are sitting at fifth place in the six-team league with a 1-4 slate. He also owns the record for most points scores so far in the league as he dropped 27 points in Dumaguete's 88-73 win over Tubigon Bohol last April 17.

Dumaguete will next face ARQ Builders Lapu-Lapu on Saturday.

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