Matthew Wright confirms move to B.League, joins Kyoto

Matthew Wright is moving to Kyoto. PBA Images (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Matthew Wright is taking his talents to Japan.

The 31-year-old gunner officially signed with B.League side Kyoto Hannaryz for the upcoming season as announced on Friday.

The Filipino-Canadian shooting guard will find himself joining forces with former Canadian national team coach Roy Rana as Kyoto looks to bounce back from a subpar 14-43 stint last season.

"I am excited to embark on this new journey and looking forward to reuniting with Coach Roy Rana. I'm eager to help take this team to the next level and build a winning culture with the organization. Thank you to all the supporters and I look forward to seeing you at the games," Wright said.

Wright, whose contract with Phoenix expired on Wednesday, becomes the fourth PBA star who made his way to the B.League, joining former NLEX star Kiefer Ravena, former TNT stalwart Ray-Ray Parks, and former NorthPort giant Greg Slaughter.

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