Sta. Lucia dreaming of a sweep

sta-lucia_realtors.gifAmid the wheeling and dealing of almost all teams, the Realtors stood pat and kept themselves away from various trade overtures. There’s some sense into it. If it ain’t broke, why fix it. The bad news around the league is that former Shell import – Wesley Wilson – is in shape and will add rebounding and shotblocking power to the team’s already suffocating post and perimeter defense. How good is Wilson? Well, during his stint with Shell three years ago, he did not only make an impression among various coaches, he totally dominated the competition! The only thing alarming was that he didn’t finish the conference because of a rumored contractual dispute.
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The imports are coming!

Wesley Wilson
Can Wesley Wilson carry the Realtors to a coveted Grand Slam?

With only a few weeks to go prior to the start of the 2008 PBA Fiesta Cup (League opens on March 29 in Panabo City, Davao del Norte), teams are in frantic search to acquire highly-talented imports overseas to beef up their lineup. The height restrictions for foreign reinforcements have been scrapped to give way to mastodons such as ex-Red Bull and now Miami Heat cager 7’0″ Earl Barron to play in the league. Three years ago when the same system was implemented, Talk N Text’s 6’8″ Jerald Honeycutt stood tall against the giants and copped the PBA Best Import trophy, while leading the Phonepals to a second place finish.

In addition, the league also gave a concession to the Welcoat Dragons and the Coca-Cola Tigers (for finishing 9th and 10th at the end of the classification) to bring in another import standing not lower than 6’1″.
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