MPBL MVP John Wilson to suit up for Ozamiz in VisMin Cup

Jonas N. Panerio
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PROLIFIC wingman John Wilson will be suiting up for the Ozamiz Cotta in the Mindanao leg of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup, which is tentatively slated to tip off on May 25 in Dipolog City.

Recently named the Most Valuable Player of the 2019-21 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas MPBL Lakan Cup while playing for the San Juan Knights, Wilson averaged 19.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 2.4 steals in 41 games last season. The native of Binangonan, Rizal led the Knights to a second-place finish in the semi-pro league.

But it won’t be just Wilson that will be bannering Ozamiz’ campaign as also set to play alongside him are several pro standouts in team captain Pamboy Raymondo, Carlo Lastimosa, Marvin Hayes, and Joseph Eriobu.

Raymundo played for the GenSan Warriors during the Lakan Cup, and averaged 13.1 points, 6.4 assists, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.2 steals per game to earn a spot in the second All-MPBL team.

Hayes and Lastimosa both suited up for the Manila Stars while Eriobu played for Hong Kong Eastern in the ASEAN Basketball League last year.

Hayes will also serve as the team manager of the Cotta.

Completing the squad are team owner Monching Talisayon, Jayvee Marcelino, Jaie Berdan, Jay-ar Pagente, Kris Lucernas, Jay-r Jalem, MJ Casanova, Rey De Mesa, VJ Santos, Chris Santos, and Brent Palattao.

The team, which is also owned by Wesley Sun, will be coached by head coach Miguel Borilla Jr.