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Magnolia finally signs Jerrick Ahanmisi, gets Loren Brill from free agency

Jerrick Ahanmisi has finally come to terms with Magnolia.

The highly-touted rookie inked a two-year contract with the Hotshots Monday, his agent Teddy Archer confirmed to Tiebreaker Times.

Terms of the deal, however, were not disclosed.

Head coach Chito Victolero, meanwhile, is glad that the two-month-long negotiation between both camps has come to an end.

“I’m very happy because tapos na ‘yung negotiations, and both of us can focus now on our preparations for this conference,” he said.

Ahanmisi, 23, was the 10th overall pick of the San Miguel Corporation-owned franchise in the 2021 PBA Rookie Draft last March.

Victolero had said earlier that Magnolia needed a pure shooter who can space the floor, thus the decision to nab the Adamson product.

“Happy ako. And I think ganun din naman si Jerrick,” said the 2018 Coach of the Year, who’s entering his fourth season at the helm for the Hotshots.

Aside from Ahanmisi, Magnolia also picked up Loren Brill from the free agent pool and locked him to a one-year deal.

The son of former Northern Cement captain Louie, the 24-year-old was the 26th overall pick of NorthPort in last March’s draft proceedings.

“Nag-ensayo yan sa amin. Maganda ‘yung resume niya, plus he’s a big guard,” Victolero said of the 6-foot- guard from Old Dominion University in Virginia.

“And I think once na makita niya ‘yung larong Pinoy, maka-adjust siya, we’ll try to give him a chance na maano niya,” he furthered.

The two now look to earn their place in Victolero’s heavy guard rotation, which stars Mark Barroca, Paul Lee, and Jio Jalalon.

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Ahanmisi and Brill are among the Hotshots’ four new signees, together with 30th overall pick RR De Leon and 2019 selection Alvin Capobres.

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