Blackwater eyes Rosser, for keeps | Inquirer Sports

Blackwater eyes Rosser, for keeps

/ 05:20 AM May 15, 2022
Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser Limitless

Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser. PBA IMAGES

With a chance to tab a potential cornerstone from which it could again build on, Blackwater has set its sights on Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser for this Sunday’s PBA Rookie Draft.

Coach Ariel Vanguardia said that the Bossing are set on taking the Filipino-American first overall in Sunday’s annual proceedings at Robinson’s Place in Ermita.


“Brandon gives us a rim protector,” Vanguardia told the Inquirer on the eve of the event. “He’s a good shot blocker and rebounder and he can score from inside and out.”

Vanguardia went on to heap praises on the 3×3 standout and the younger brother of TNT defensive ace Matt. But what he likes about the 6-foot-7 forward the most is that Rosser has certain attributes that could not be measured by numbers.


“My former player, Marvin Hayes, is his teammate in Gilas (3×3). And he is saying that Brandon is a great teammate and someone who works hard and is always motivated,” he went on.

Rosser leads 65 other prospects hoping to land a spot in one of 12 ball clubs in the pioneering pro league.

Selecting after Blackwater is Terrafirma, which is hoping that another high pick could finally bring the franchise to its first playoff appearance.

Converge, which acquired Alaska’s franchise late in the season-ending Governors’ Cup, will pick twice—No. 3 and No. 4.

Aware of the stigma that has hounded the club over the years for dealing away prospects who eventually blossomed into stars, Vanguardia said that he intends to stick with Rosser.

“We are not trading him,” he said. “Besides, you are not allowed to trade the first three picks.”

Whether that promise holds true by season’s end, however, is another tale.

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: Basketball, Blackwater, Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser, PBA Rookie Draft
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

© Copyright 1997-2022 | 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.