Jackson Corpuz thanks Columbian franchise as trade to Magnolia pushes through

Jackson Corpuz was a relatively unknown player before the Columbian Dyip (then Mahindra Enforcers) took a chance on him in 2017.

After becoming quite the revelation in his two year-stint with Columbian, the 6’4 forward will suit up for the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok next season, as the PBA Commissioner’s office approved his trade in exchange for Aldrech Ramos.

Corpuz took to social media to air his gratitude for the Dyip franchise and to those who helped him realize his dream to play in the big leagues.

“My journey with my Columbian Dyip family just ended. I want to say thanks to Boss Bobby/Coaches and the whole management for accepting and believing in my potential. You’re my first family in the PBA and I will be forever thankful to you guys. To my new family, Magnolia, looking forward to a wonderful journey ahead of us. Can’t wait to play with you guys,” he wrote.

After going undrafted in 2014, Corpuz had to pay his dues and carved out a name for himself in the PBA D-League where he played for several teams.

He worked his way to get consistent minutes in Columbian’s rotation and has become one of the team’s promising players in the 2019 season.

Corpuz averaged 8.11 points and 4.33 rebounds on 37 percent shooting from the field and 32 percent from three in the Governors’ Cup.

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