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Banal opts to leave after being given one conference extension by Alaska


Gab Banal’s return to the Philippine Basketball Association only lasted for one conference – 11 games to be exact.

The 2018-19 MPBL Most Valuable Player has decided not to renew with Alaska.

“Thank you Alaska Aces for the short but sweet conference,” said the 31-year-old Banal in a post. “Thank you, Coach Jeff (Cariaso) for giving me the opportunity to show that I can play in this league.

“On to the next chapter of my career.”

According to multiple sources closely monitoring the situation, the Aces only offered Banal a one conference extension which was identical to the initial contract he signed.

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This despite Banal being the league leader in three-point percentage at 45.2-percent.

In 11 games played last conference, Banal averaged 8.7 points (third in team), 3.5 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game. He also started one game.

With this, it seems that Banal will no longer be playing in the PBA, looking for opportunities elsewhere.

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