From Thailand to PH: Zamar to make Blackwater debut


Posted at May 10 2018 07:11 PM

Paul Zamar will play for Blackwater on Friday. From ABL Facebook page

At last, Paul Zamar will be able to strut his wares in the PBA four years after he was left unsigned in the league.

Zamar, who made a name as a member of the ABL’s Mono Vampire, will make his PBA debut for Blackwater on Friday when they play Barangay Ginebra.

He has long dreamed of playing in Asia’s first play-for-pay league, but it took him 4 years before he could fulfill this.

“I really learned a lot, especially on being independent,” said Zamar in ABL's official website.

“I think it’s from being a boy to a man,” he added. “I really matured.”

Zamar spent a successful UAAP career with the University of the East and was drafted by Barangay Ginebra in the fourth round of the 2012 PBA Draft. However, he didn't get to sign a contract.

Ironically, he’ll be making his PBA debut against the team that left him unsigned.

Zamar promised to give Blackwater the same brand of energy he gave to Mono Vampire.

“I’m just gonna give my best to them like what I gave to Mono Vampire,” he said.

“Hopefully, it translates to wins. I’ll give my best to help the team.”

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