Ginebra adds point guard John Pinto | Inquirer Sports

Ginebra adds point guard John Pinto

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 08:29 PM January 08, 2022
Former Meralco guard John Pinto.

FILE — Former Meralco guard John Pinto. INQUIRER PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Barangay Ginebra addressed its point guard problem after it signed unrestricted free agent John Pinto to a three-year deal.

Pinto’s agent Danny Espiritu confirmed the development Saturday as the Gin Kings looked to strengthen its backcourt in the absence of the injured Stanley Pringle.

ADVERTISEMENT

Pinto, who was drafted 19th overall in 2014, became an UFA on December 31 allowing him to sign with any team he wants.

The 5-foot-11 point guard was a steady presence for Meralco in 2021 Philippine Cup averaging 8.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in the conference.

FEATURED STORIES

He put up 9.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 1.0 steals in the two games for the Bolts in the Governors’ Cup.

Pinto is expected to help the LA Tenorio and Scottie Thompson in running the ship for the Gin Kings after Pringle suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: 2021 PBA Governors’ Cup, Ginebra Gin Kings, John Pinto
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.