Ed Daquioag thankful for the opportunity from Rain or Shine

Ed Daquioag will never forget his time playing for the Rain or Shine Elastopainters, and he is more than thankful for the opportunity as he moves on to the next phase of his PBA career.

The former UST stalwart took it to his Instagram account last Thursday night to express his gratitude, days after being traded to the TNT KaTropa.

“Thank you ROS management for giving me the opportunity to showcase my talent. Thank you also to my coaches, teammates, and staff who always pushes me to work hard and improve everyday,” said Daquioag.

“Thank you for all the lessons learned and I will take it with me forever. Thank you also to the fans #bayanngros. It’s sad but as they say: when one door closes, another [one] opens,” he added.

Daquioag was acquired by the TNT Katropa in exchange for three second-round picks in 2020, 2021 (via Northport), and 2022 (via San Miguel). This move came days after the KaTropa acquired Simon Enciso from the Aces in exchange for Mike Digregorio.

The Ilocos Norte native was drafted by the Meralco in the 2016 PBA Draft. However, he made his mark playing for Rain or Shine emerging as their top playmaker off the bench by posting norms of 6.2 points, 1.8 rebounds, and two assists per game during the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup.

He will have to earn his minutes under Bong Ravena’s system especially with the likes of Jayson Castro, RR Pogoy, Simon Enciso and Ray Parks Jr. in tow.

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