Desiderio, Calisaan to bolster Cafe France | Inquirer Sports

Desiderio, Calisaan to bolster Cafe France

/ 08:20 PM December 06, 2016

FEU VS UP_1119 - Paul Desiderio

Failing to claim a crown last season, Cafe France is going all out this upcoming 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.


Paul Desiderio and Michael Calisaan will beef up the Bakers this conference, joining their usual Centro Escolar University core.

Coach Egay Macaraya confirmed the development as he seeks to atone last year’s heartaches with a championship this season.


Desiderio is coming off a great run with University of the Philippines this past UAAP Season 79, averaging 15.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 2.6 assists, en route to his Mythical Team selection.

Calisaan, meanwhile, netted 10 markers and 6.5 boards for San Sebastian in NCAA Season 92, where he played his first season under Macaraya.

Cafe France will still enjoy the services of Congolese big man Rod Ebondo, gunner JK Casino, and forward Jason Opiso this conference.

The Bakers are seeking their second franchise title, especially with last year’s rival Phoenix out for the season.

Cafe France lost in the 2016 Aspirants’ Cup Finals to the Accelerators in five games, and was also booted out of the semifinals in the Foundation Cup.

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