MANILA, Philippines – PBA All-Filipino and Commissioner's Cup champion San Miguel Beer has acquired the rights to guard Von Pessumal from GlobalPort, the league announced on Monday.
In exchange, the Batang Pier received the rights to little-used big man Arnold Van Opstal.
Pessumal and Van Opstal are both rookies who entered the PBA through the special draft for Gilas Cadets, although national team coach Chot Reyes revealed last month that Van Opstal has been dropped from the pool after failing to attend practices in the lead-up to the SEABA Championships in May.
Pessumal averaged 5.5 points and 2.2 rebounds in 15.2 minutes of action per game for the Batang Pier.
Meanwhile, Van Opstal normed only 4.1 minutes for a loaded San Miguel team, averaging 2.6 points.
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