Caloy Garcia says RR Garcia deserves to be in the PBA


Rain or Shine Elasto Painters head coach Caloy Garcia says newly-signed Phoenix Fuel Masters point guard RR Garcia deserves to be in the PBA.

The ROS mentor made the comment to after the Fuel Masters defeated the Elasto Painters on Wednesday, behind Garcia’s late basket which gave Phoenix an 86-84 win.

“We know how good RR is. And he proved it tonight that he really deserves to be in the PBA.”

Interestingly, the younger Garcia auditioned for a spot with the Elasto Painters before, as he was trying to return to the big league.

Caloy shed some light to why ROS decided not to pick the former UAAP MVP up, saying the Elasto Painters have a loaded guard rotation already and that it would be a disservice not to give the player minutes on the floor.


“We already have our guards set on our spot. When RR came in, Rey (Nambatac) was playing well, Kris (Rosales) was playing well so basically pag kinuha namin, baka hindi rin namin mabibgyan ng ganoong minute.”

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