Cebu City, Philippines—Veteran forward Fletcher Galvez is never again coming back to the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) for his last playing year in the Cesafi men's b-ball competition.
Rather, the 6-foot-3 Cebuano will suit up for the Cebu City Sharks in the up and coming period of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL).
The advancement was revealed by USJ-R head mentor Leode Garcia, who shared he gave Galvez the green light to proceed onward with the Sharks.
Galvez was the solitary extra from the Jaguars' beginning five that made it right to the Cesafi finals. Of the quintet, four players are presently playing for the Sharks — Jaybie Mantilla, Nichole Ubalde, RJ Dinolan and Galvez.
In a selective chat with CDN Digital, Galvez disclosed that his choice to forego his last playing year was an "individual one."
In any case, aside from that, the chance to climb to the Sharks was simply too alluring to even think about passing up on.
"My family helped me settle on this choice to accept the open door to be a piece of the Sharks where this will truly enable me to build up my b-ball abilities and most particularly, help me monetarily too, which will enable me to support my family," said the 6-foot-3 forward.
Galvez additionally set aside the effort to offer his thanks to the school for helping him improve, both on and off the court.
Presently with the Sharks and the MPBL season set to open one month from now, Galvez is centered around benefiting as much as possible from his opportunity to play at this dimension.
"Obviously, I feel overpowered and grateful to have this extremely huge chance, playing from humble beginnings at that point right presently to play with veterans. I'm so thankful.