PBA: After impressing in Thailand, Paul Zamar joins Blackwater

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego, ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at May 03 2018 07:24 AM

Paul Zamar’s dream will finally come true.

The full-blooded Filipino will, at long last, be playing in the PBA, shoring up the backcourt of struggling Blackwater in the ongoing 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

“Lifelong dream kong makapaglaro sa PBA. Sobrang dami kong pinagdaanan and I feel my career has come full circle now I’m coming home to play,” he said, confirming reports first broken by Randolph Leongson of Inquirer.net.

The 30-year-old will have a chance to make an immediate impact for his new team as he has already fulfilled his obligations with Thailand’s Mono Vampire.

There, Zamar made a name for himself, putting up per game counts of 16.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.6 assists all while forming a potent backcourt with Filipino-American Jason Brickman.

Behind them, the Thais, who have just returned to the regional league, barged into the Finals and took eventual champion Alab Pilipinas to the limit.

Now, the 5-foot-11 guard will be out to help another upstart rise.

The Elite have begun their campaign in the current conference with four losses in a row. They have also just welcomed a new head coach in Bong Ramos.

Whatever happens, Zamar is nothing but thankful to finally be able to play in the PBA – six years after he was drafted in the fourth round by Ginebra, but left unsigned.