Derek Ramsay joins Batangas Athletics for next MPBL season
ABS-CBN Sports on May 25, 2019 01:44 PM
Yet another celebrity is set to make the MBPL shine even brighter
Actor Derek Ramsay will suit up for Batangas City Athletics in the next season of the MPBL.
“I love the game of basketball. Joining the team is an honor. I always considered myself an athlete before an actor. I know there will be haters and people who will doubt me, but that’s okay. This is a challenge that I’ve decided to take on. I hope to help the team in any possible way I can,” Ramsay said.
This is not the first time for the television and movie personality to play basketball in the big leagues as he was previously with the Kettle Korn team in the now-defunct Philippine Basketball League.
“Derek is not only a good actor, but a good basketball player as well. We are happy to have him on our team,” Batangas City team manager Gerry Tee said.
Tee said that Ramsay will see action in the opening game of the MPBL at the MOA Arena on June 12. He will also play in their Dubai game in September.
The Athletics were crowned the inaugural champions of the amateur league and then reached the South Division Finals in the Datu Cup before falling to Davao Occidental.