PROLIFIC wingman JC Intal has announced his retirement from basketball after a stellar 13-year career in the Philippine Basketball Association.
The 37-year old made the announcement on social media on Sunday night.
“After two decades of playing the sport I love, 13 years of which in the PBA, I am officially announcing my retirement from basketball,” said Intal in his post.
Picked fourth overall pick in the 2007 PBA Draft by Air21, the 6-foot-4 wingman has played for Barangay Ginebra, B-Meg Llamados/San Mig Coffee Mixers and the Barako Bull Energy/Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters which he has played for the last seven years.
“It is a bittersweet feeling for me to say goodbye to the game that has been a huge part of my life, but I am moving forward feeling happy and proud knowing I made the most of the privilege to play basketball professionally. It has been the honor of my life to play basketball,” Intal continued.
Intal finishes his career with one title, which he won with B-Meg during the 2012 Commissioner’s Cup. He was also a three-time All-Star.
Intal exits the PBA with career averages of 7.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 447 games played. (JNP)