Thompson signs three-year extension with Barangay Ginebra

Published March 12, 2021, 1:43 PM

by Jonas Terrado

Scottie Thompson reaffirmed his desire to remain with Barangay Ginebra San Miguel after signing a three-year contract extension.

Thompson, instrumental in Ginebra’s title runs since arriving in 2015, made the announcement on social media Friday, March 12, by posting a photo of him doing a selfie with San Miguel Corporation sports director Alfrancis Chua.

The popular Ginebra guard’s contract was due to expire after this year’s 46th season, and is reportedly part of a group of players who can be eligible to sign for any teams under the new unrestricted free agency ruling the PBA will start implementing next year.

Under the new rule, players who were drafted since 2014 can sign for any team by their seventh year in the pro ranks.

But by signing a fresh deal, Thompson expressed proof of his full satisfaction to continue playing for the league’s most popular ballclub.

Thompson has been a key cog in Ginebra’s five championships since the arrival of coach Tim Cone during the same year with his all-around play on both ends of the floor.

He was also instrumental in Ginebra’s recent title run, the PBA Philippine Cup victory inside the bubble in Pampanga. Thompson’s last-second three propelled the Kings past the Meralco Bolts in Game 5 of their deciding semifinal series.