Jensen explains why he will miss rest of PBA season


Posted at Aug 01 2016 03:46 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Keith Jensen will be forced to miss the rest of the 2015-2016 PBA season due to personal matters, the Star forward announced via Instagram over the weekend.

Jensen was acquired by Star in a trade last May, but has yet to play a single game for the Hotshots in the ongoing Governors Cup, where they are currently 1-3.


In case you were wondering, here's why I haven't been playing #starhotshots #pba

A video posted by Keith Jensen (@keithjensen32) on

In a video posted on Instagram, Jensen addressed the Star organization and its fans, saying: "Due to personal circumstances right now, I need to be in San Diego to ensure the well-being of my family."

"It's tough to walk away right now. I really enjoyed everybody in the organization, and I believe in what we could accomplish, but I also believe that it's family first," Jensen said.

In the same video, Jensen expressed his gratitude to Ginebra, which drafted him in 2012 PBA, Barako, and GlobalPort, where he played for three years before landing with the Hotshots.

"Thank you," Jensen said, "and best of luck to Star."

Jensen averaged 6.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, and one steal per game for GlobalPort before being traded.

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