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Sunday, September 14, 2014

June Mar Fajardo hopes mentor Danny I lands PBA contract: ‘Sana makalaban ko pa siya’

With two-time PBA MVP Danny Ildefonso still left unsigned after failing to come to terms with expansion team Blackwater Sports, current MVP and one-time teammate June Mar Fajardo is hoping that his former mentor’s basketball career hasn’t met its end just yet.

“Sana makalaban ko pa siya sa PBA,” Fajardo told News5 in a visit to the TV5 Media Center in Reliance, Mandanluyong.

“Kasi kuya ko yun. Gusto ko pa siya makalaro sa court eh.”

The veteran Ildefonso was left by mother club Meralco on its unprotected list prior to the PBA expansion draft, where he was selected by Blackwater. The two sides could not come to an agreement regarding salary, though, and Ildefonso was left without a contract.

The 24-year-old Fajardo, coming off a strong campaign with the Philippine national men’s basketball team in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, believes his old teammate still deserves to be in the PBA.

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