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Kyt Jimenez and King Caralipio Picked Up by PBA Teams Following MPBL Departure

MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel’s first game in the 2023-24 PBA Commissioner’s Cup could feature the debut of Kyt Jimenez.

Despite the MPBL still ongoing, Jimenez’s team Gen San was eliminated by the Batangas Embassy Chill.

The 5-foot-11 guard’s release from the team was followed by an eventual signing from the Beermen. His release made him available to play in San Miguel’s season opener against NLEX at Ynares Center, Antipolo, on Wednesday.

Jimenez was drafted 76th overall by the Beermen in the 2023 PBA Draft.

He averaged 6.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.4 steals for Gen San.

An additional PBA draft pick that will debut is King Caralipio, who also had his MPBL run halted via elimination.

Caralipio, who was chosen by Converge with the 42nd overall pick, will finally see action for the FiberXers after Zamboanga was eliminated by Bacoor.

The NCAA Season 98 Finals MVP averaged 7.5 points and 5.8 rebounds for Family’s Brand Sardines during his run in the MPBL.