Garvo Lañete retires from the PBA

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NORTHPORT wingman Garvo Lañete is retiring from the PBA as he and the rest of his family are set to migrate to the United States.

The development, which was confirmed by Batang Pier head coach Pido Jarencio in an article on Spin.ph, comes as a surprise, considering his relatively young age. Just 32 years old, it wasn’t that long ago that Lañete was the sixth overall pick of the 2015 PBA Draft.

A dreaded shooter coming from the San Beda Red Lions—a team he helped lead to four NCAA titles—Lañete was selected by NLEX and played two years there before moving to the Meralco Bolts. He stayed for a couple of years with Meralco before he was traded to NorthPort in 2019.

He had a stellar showing in the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup where he averaged 12.1 points, but injuries have hampered him this year. He suited up in just 10 games in the 2021 Philippine Cup and averaged a mere 4.9 points.

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