THE Quezon City Capitals lost another key player on Thursday, but were able to sign three fresh talents ahead of the new MPBL season.
Quezon City’s loss was Bicol’s latest gain as Alwyn Alday, a reliable off the bench player and spitfire guard, was signed up by the expansion squad Volcanoes.
Head coach Monel Kallos confirmed the news in an online message to FOX Sports Philippines.
“He’s our missing link, that’s why we were able to get him to become our point guard,” wrote Kallos. “He’ll share the spot with Justin Alfonso.”
Last season, Alday had a remarkable season for the Capitals despite playing limited minutes. He averaged 7.28 points and 3.55 rebounds per game.
Alday was the latest key player lost by the Capitals in the offseason. The team had to let go of MPBL All-Star Jay Collado and premier guard Hesed Gabo.
Another key player, Andoy Estrella, is reportedly headed to another squad.
But the Capitals were able to sign up former Mandaluyong El Tigre guard Jonathan Boholano and ex-NCRAA MVP Dahrell Caranguian of De Ocampo Memorial College.
Caranguian was a former teammate of Datu Cup Finals hero Jhonard Clarito of San Juan.
Team executive Nino Manalo Dionisio confirmed the news and added that Clark Victor Derige, a player who can play both forward positions, was also signed up by the Capitals.
Derige used to play for the University of the East Warriors in the UAAP.