Paul Millsap's brother tapped as Petron import


Posted at Jun 23 2013 01:56 PM | Updated as of Jun 23 2013 09:56 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The Petron Blaze Boosters have tapped Elijah Millsap, the brother of NBA veteran Paul Millsap, as their import for the upcoming Governors Cup in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

The 6-foot-6 Millsap played for the LA D-Fenders in the NBA Developmental League and averaged 17.2 points and 5.9 rebounds.

"Elijah is versatile, who can play multiple positions on the floor. Excellent defender and comes from a terrific basketball pedigree," tweeted Noli Eala, head of San Miguel Corp.'s sports operations.

"He can play the wing positions, but he can also play the No. 4 (power forward)," said Petron coach Olsen Racela in an interview with the PBA website. "What's good about him is he is also a solid defender even at the post." 

The acquisition of Millsap is a big boost for Petron, who are aiming for a bounce back conference after a stunning collapse in the recent Commissioner's Cup.

Aside from Millsap, the team also welcomes back former two-time Most Valuable Player Danny Ildefonso, who is set to return this conference after having missed the first two due to injury.

"What's good about the set-up of the team is the versatility in the frontline," Racela said. "We also have Arwind Santos as well as Jason Deutchman, who are both capable of playing the No. 4 spot."