Terrafirma finally came to terms with Isaac Go, the last player to sign a PBA contract from the group of players selected from the Gilas Pilipinas round of the 2019 Rookie Draft.
Team governor Bobby Rosales and Go’s representative Titan Management Group led by agent PJ Pilares confirmed the deal Thursday, Feb. 10 as the Dyip secured the services of top pick in the said Gilas round.
Rosales confirmed that Go, a key part of Ateneo’s UAAP three-peat from 2017 to 2019 before joining the Gilas pool, agreed on a two-year deal.
The 6-foot-7 cager’s signing came a week after he and the rest of the Gilas draftees were released from their contracts by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas which allowed them to negotiate with the PBA teams holding their rights.
Mike Nieto was the first to reach an agreement, inking a two-year deal with Rain or Shine while Rey Suerte also got a similar contract to play for Blackwater.
Allyn Bulanadi signed with Alaska, though the team did not disclose details of the deal while Nieto’s twin brother Matt received a three-year contract with NLEX.
Go’s addition came before the Dyip return to action on Saturday against the Blackwater Bossing at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Terrafirma was hit with the departure of Matt Ganuelas-Rosser for TNT as an unrestricted free agent and the situation between the team and sophomore big man Roosevelt Adams, who declined a two-year extension.
But the Dyip were able to give scrappy forward Andreas Cahilig a two-year deal while rookie Joshua Munzon, the top overall pick in the 2021 draft, is expected to return from a dislocated finger.
Go was one of the trusted players of then-coach Tab Baldwin during Gilas’ campaign in the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers and Olympic Qualifying Tournament where he was given the role of team captain.
He averaged 3.7 points and 4.3 rebounds in six games during the continental qualifiers before posting 2.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals in Gilas’ two-game stint in the OQT held in Serbia.