FOLLOWING the likes of fellow celebrated newcomers Mac Belo, Matthew Wright and Jio Jalalon, touted rookie Kevin Ferrer was officially made the newest millionaire in the Philippine Basketball Association.
Barangay Ginebra’s top draft pick officially signed with the Gin Kings yesterday, ensuring the team’s future in the forward positions.
The former University of Santo Tomas star signed a lucrative P8.5 million deal for three years, the maximum for a rookie, to play for Ginebra.
With his versatility on both ends of the floor, athleticism and length, he is expected to immediately make an impact and help Ginebra’s bid to try and win a second successive championship in the coming 42nd PBA season.
Since draft day, Ginebra coach Tim Cone wasn’t shy of expressing his satisfaction of getting the player that the team craved for in the draft.
“The goal was to get Ferrer and we’re glad we got him. He’s the guy we really wanted and needed,” said Cone of the lengthy forward.
Ferrer prepares himself for anything that the coach assigns him to do.
“I’ll do my best o help the team. I’m excited to accept and do any role that coach Tim (Cone) wants me to have,” said Ferrer.