The Phoenix Fuel Masters will parade old reliable Eugene Phelps for its game against Brgy. Ginebra San Miguel on Sunday, May 20 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Phelps has beem in town for two weeks already in early preparation for the team’s Governors’ Cup campaign but an injury to Commissioner’s Cup reinforcement James White will require the player dubbed as ‘El Destructor’ to suit up much much earlier than scheduled.
White, who led the team to a 2-2 record, was placed on the injured/reserved list.
Phelps suited up for the Fuel Masters in last season’s Governors’ Cup but was replaced by Brandon Brown after the team went on a three-game skid after winning the first two. Brown, however, finished his short PBA stint without a win as the team lost all of its 6 games with him on board.
Phoenix is hoping to bounce back after losing its last game against previously winless NLEX.