‘Forever grateful:’ Justin Melton thanks Purefoods franchise in farewell message
MANILA, Philippines—Justin Melton penned an emotional farewell to the Purefoods franchise which drafted him and served his home for the past eight years.
Melton, along with Kyle Pascual, was traded by Magnolia to Terrafirma for James Laput on Thursday.
“I want to start by saying that I am truly grateful to have been a part of the Purefoods organisation. From the San Mig Coffee days to the Magnolia Hotshots,” the veteran guard wrote on his Instagram account Monday.
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“Id like to thank Boss Ang and the rest of management for 8 wonderful years🙏🏽❤️ What a ride! Forever grateful truly blessed. Thank you for giving me an opportunity!”
The 34-year-old played a key piece in San Mig Coffee’s Grand Slam run in 2014.
He was also part of the team that won the 2018 Governors’ Cup title.
In his last conference for the Hotshots, Melton appeared in 11 games and averaged 1.4 points in a little over nine minutes per outing.
He was the 13th overall pick in the 2013 draft.
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