Cebuanos Desiderio, Eboña given new deals by Blackwater

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CEBUANOS Paul Desiderio and Barkley Eboña have been given contract extensions by the Blackwater Bossing as the team tries to end its notorious 22-game losing streak in the PBA.

The 24-year old Desiderio has been given a one-year deal by the Bossing and will have the opportunity to recapture the magic that once made him one of the most popular players in all of collegiate basketball.

A product of the University of the Philippines, Desiderio was one of the biggest reasons for the Fighting Maroons’ resurgence in the UAAP after spending decades languishing at the bottom. However, Desiderio’s success has so far not translated to the pro level. The carousel of coaches—three to date—that have gone through Blackwater has also not helped Desiderio’s bid for consistency in the PBA.

Through five games in the ongoing Governors’ Cup, Desiderio has norms of 6.40 points and two rebounds per match.

Meanwhile, Eboña was given a two-year extension. The 6-foot-6 forward, who was acquired by Blackwater from Alaska in exchange for Mike Tolomia, figures to be one of the Bossing’s sentinels in the shaded lane after a promising rookie season that saw him get named to the All-Rookie Team.

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