Jason Brickman is playing in the PBA after all.
The 29-year old Fil-Am playmaker, who failed to make it to the final list of applicants in the recently concluded PBA Season 46 Draft due to incomplete requirements, has just been signed by the Meralco Bolts to play for the team in the league’s inaugural 3×3 tournament.
Unlike in the regular 5×5, rules regarding Fil-foreign players are a bit relaxed allowing the 2016 ASEAN Basketball League Finals MVP to see action.
Team manager Paolo Trillo confirmed the development which was announced through the squad’s Twitter account.
“We’re looking forward to seeing his brand of basketball up close,” wrote Trillo.
“He’s a veteran playmaker who’s proven himself internationally & we’re excited to have him on board,” he added.
Jason Brickman will play for Meralco in the PBA 3×3 Season ⚡ Team manager Paolo Trillo confirms: “We’re looking forward to seeing his brand of basketball up close. He’s a veteran playmaker who's proven himself internationally & we’re excited to have him on board.” #ChargeForward pic.twitter.com/d51KNElKKz
— Meralco Bolts (@MeralcoBolts) March 19, 2021
Aside from Brickman, the other Fil-foreign players who were barred from joining the draft were Jeremiah Gray, Brandon Rosser, Taylor Statham, Tyrus Hill, John Paul Gulfo, and Christopher Cancio.