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NLEX sends Tyrus Hill, David Murrell to Converge for 1st rounder

David Murrell is heading to Converge. PBA Images (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Two days after drafting him in the first round of the PBA Draft, NLEX let go of Tyrus Hill.

The seventh overall pick of the draft has been shipped to Converge in the first trade consummated during the offseason.

Road Warriors coach Yeng Guiao confirmed the development on Tuesday, adding that the swap that also saw David Murrell heading to the FiberXers has been approved already by the PBA Commissioner's Office.

In exchange, NLEX received Converge's first-round pick for the Season 48 Draft, which will take place next year.

"Wala kasi kaming pick next year because we already dealt that to Phoenix in the Justin Chua trade," Guiao explained through the Road Warriors' website.

On the other hand, Guiao added that Murrell has been added to the package to open a roster spot for Larry Fonacier, who will return to the Road Warriors after spending the previous season with sister team CAVITEX Braves in the PBA 3x3.

With the development, Converge essentially got three first-round selections from Sunday night's draft as they took former Gilas cadet Jeo Ambohot and incoming Gilas pool member Justin Arana at numbers three and four, respectively.

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