CJ Perez (Photo from PBA Images)

Terrafirma has dealt rising star CJ Perez to San Migual Beer Friday in an effort to land two players in the first round of the virtual 2021 PBA Rookie Draft set March 14.

Perez, the top pick in 2019 and the rookie of the Year in 2020, was shipped to SMB in exchange for the No. 8 pick in the Draft plus players Matt Ganuelas Rosser, Russel Escoto and Gelo Alolino.

The papers had already been forwarded to the PBA Commissioner’s Office for approval.

“Yes confirmed,” Terrafirma governor and PBA board vice chairman Bobby Rosales told Manila Bulletin.

“Mahirap na desisyon yan, alam natin na magaling si CJ… but we have to complete the missing pieces on the team, and we all agreed (management and coaching staff) that the forthcoming draft is rich in talent.”

“We have the top pick, and if the PBA approves the deal, we’ll get the No. 8 pick. Because after the No. 1 pick our next turn to select is No. 25, masyadong malayo. So we’d lie to get the better talent.”

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2021/01/29/terrafirma-sends-cj-perez-to-smb/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=terrafirma-sends-cj-perez-to-smb)