Just a day prior to the start of the 2022-23 P.League+ season, Ricci Rivero and his team Taoyuan have parted ways.
The Pilots announced that it has released Rivero, citing that a previous injury could not make the University of the Philippines product “compete at his best level for the upcoming season.”
Pilots General Manager Sean Chen added that it was a “hard decision” to let go of Rivero as he is a very skilled player with a great attitude.
After two years in UP, Rivero decided to go pro in Taiwan last September.
He played in a couple of preseason games for Taoyuan.
It is unknown what the next step of Rivero will be.