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Bataan Risers welcome Jonas Villanueva as a player

by Jim Lemuel Wilson, June 06, 2019 8:06pm

Jonas Villanueva will be playing for the Bataan Risers in the third season of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League, the team’s official Facebook page posted on Thursday.

The post showed a photo of Villanueva with a Risers logo and a list of the teams the former Philippine Basketball Association Finals Most Valuable Player has played for. The last team on the list was Bataan Risers with a timeline of 2019 to present.

The 36-year-old Villanueva played college ball under the Far Eastern University program before joining the San Miguel Beermen in the PBA. He was a Beerman from 2007 to 2010 before becoming part of the Purefoods franchise from 2010 to 2013.

Villanueva then played for the Barako Bull Energy team from 2013 to 2014 and the NLEX Road Warriors from 2014 to 2017. He was part of the coaching staff of Bataan in the Datu Cup.

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