Joshua Torralba leaves PBA after signing with KBL’s Goyang

Joshua Torralba is the newest Filipino Asian import in the KBL (PBA Images)

By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

Another Filipino basketball player will be leaving the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) to play overseas in the Korean Basketball League (KBL).

Joshua Torralba, a guard who last suited up for the Blackwater Elite in the PBA, just joined the KBL exodus after agreeing to play for the Goyang Sono Sky Gunners in the upcoming season.

His agent Marvin Espiritu confirmed the latest news after posting the update on his official Twitter account last July 24, 2023.

“Joshua Torralba is taking his talents to play for the Goyang Sono Sky Gunners in the KBL,” Espiritu wrote.

Torralba was a 15th overall pick by the Bossing during the 2021 PBA Rookie Draft but failed to show off as the squad didn’t make the playoffs in consecutive conferences.

The former guard of Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) and the De La Salle University (DLSU) Green Archers still managed to show up for Blackwater during the ongoing PBA On Tour Preseason games.

Torralba was able to play for two games wearing the black and red jersey of the Bossing and averaged 6.5 points and three rebounds.

During the last PBA conference, Torralba scored a total of 31 points coming off the bench for the Blackwater franchise.

His breakout game was against the powerhouse San Miguel Beermen team when he scored 11 markers built from a perfect 2/2 shooting from the three-point line.

Known to be a savvy scorer who likes to pick his spots in the perimeter, Torralba will be a huge addition to the Sky Gunners as his offensive versatility will be an asset on the international scene.

Torralba will now join his fellow Filipino Asian imports Rhenz Abando, Dave Ildefonso, SJ Belangel, and Ethan Alvano in Korea.