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Blackwater will sign up a familiar face in Henry Walker as its replacement import this 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.
Team manager Johnson Martines said that the Elite have decided to bring back the 29-year-old scorer in a bid to end the team’s woes in the season-ending conference.
This will be Walker’s third stint in the PBA after previously suiting up for Alaska and NLEX.
In his last ride with the Road Warriors, he averaged 30.9 points, 10.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.2 steals as he led his team to a seventh-place finish before bowing out in the quarterfinals against San Miguel.
Martines shared that Walker is set to arrive to the country on Wednesday once his papers get cleared.
Blackwater has stumbled to a 0-3 start this conference, with import Trevis Simpson suffering a torn groin muscle.
The 25-year-old forward was netting 24.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in his first two games, before being hounded by his injuries and going scoreless in the Elite’s 118-93 loss against the Beermen on Saturday.
Walker will make his debut for Blackwater on Sunday against Rain or Shine. JE