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Gilas PBA Rookie Matthew Wright scored 21 points and with 4 rebounds and 3 assists (5/8 from the three-point line) in just his 2nd game for Phoenix Fuel Masters as they beat Mahindra Floodbusters, 114-104 in the 2016-2017 PBA Philippine Cup.
Watch: Matthew Wright Highlights vs Mahindra
Phoenix Fuel Masters with a big win over defending champions San Miguel Beermen, 92-85 led by former Gilas JC Intal with 22 points and Simon Enciso with 15 points.
Watch: Phoenix vs San Miguel Highlights
A look at the performance of the Gilas Rookies in the 1st week of the 2016-2017 PBA Philippine Cup.
Gilas Rookies PBA debuts
– Mac Belo (Blackwater) – 17 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists (Won vs Phoenix) / 25 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals (Won vs Meralco)
– Carl Bryan Cruz (Alaska) – 20 points, 14 rebounds and 2 steals (Lost to NLEX)
One of the new players we believe that would make a big impact in the upcoming PBA season and also in future Gilas Pilipinas teams is Matthew Wright. Matthew Andrew Christopher Wright was drafted by Phoenix Fuel Masters in the recent PBA Rookie Draft where he will be reunited with his Malaysia Dragons coach Ariel Vanguardia.
Watch: Matthew Wright Interview
Matthew Wright Profile
Birth Date: February 7, 1991
Birth Place: Canada
Special Gilas PBA Rookie Draft Results
Alaska Aces – Carl Bryan Cruz
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel – Kevin Ferrer
Blackwater Elite – Mac Belo
The 12 PBA Governors representing each PBA team already picked from the 12-man Gilas Pilipinas Cadets in a special Gilas PBA rookie draft but results will be announced this Sunday, October 30 at the 2016 PBA Rookie Draft to be held at Robinsons Place Manila.
SBP and the PBA revealed the 12 Gilas Cadets who will join the special round of the PBA rookie draft and who will be part of the Gilas Pilipinas Player Pool along with 12 players from the PBA or 1 player from each team.
Gilas Cadets Player Pool
-Carl Bryan Cruz
Mighty Sports Philippines lost to Shanghai Sharks, 78-77 in the 2016 Merlion Cup Finals in Singapore. Jimmer Fredette led Shanghai with 41 points including the final 3 free throws to win the game.