MANILA, Philippines – After Brian Heruela has been pacing the league since he was set up in 2014, he hopes to finally find a home in Phoenix.
Heruela was traded on Thursday by the Blackwater Elite for Ron Dennison at the Fuel Masters. It was the fourth time that he changed teams since 2018.
"I will give my all and do everything to help the team."
Here is a message from our newest fuel master. @ BHeruela | #FightToThePhoenix pic.twitter.com/8UwlB7Resk
– Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters (@fuelmasters) January 17, 2020
“I am very grateful and look forward to this new opportunity. I can't wait to be at the Phoenix Fuel Masters, ”said Heruela in a video that Phoenix posted on Friday during his first practice session with his new squad on the team's social media account.
"In every game I will do everything I can to help the team. It's going to be an exciting season, it's the Philippine Cup and I can't wait to see you Phoenix fans and I'm really happy on it. "
Fuel Masters head coach, Louie Alas, believes the stout Heruela will be of great help, especially in the defensive area.
Blackwater rebrands Brian Heruela, Dennison gets from Phoenix
"Our back space got deeper and Brian is a lockdown defender against the opposing guard," Alas told INQUIRER.net on Saturday.
30-year-old Heruela, who won four championships as a reserve for San Miguel Beer, strengthens the changing of the guard from Phoenix with the experienced playmakers RJ Jazul, LA Revilla and RR Garcia.
The Fuel Masters are trying to turn things around when the new season ends in March after finishing 11th in the recently completed Governors' Cup.
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