By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña
The San Miguel Beermen already begun their off-season preparations for the upcoming 2023 PBA Commissioner’s Cup set to kick off this November.
After inking a contract extension with star guard Terrence Romeo several days ago, the Beermen’s search for the perfect reinforcement in the import-laced conference is finally done.
Welcome to San Miguel, Tyler Stone.
An imposing six-foot-eight forward who can handle the ball like a floor general and shoot like a guard, the Beermen found a gem in Stone and is ready to help the franchise end their import-laced conference title drought.
The Beermen last tasted a Commissioner’s Cup championship title in 2019 after San Miguel outlasted the TNT Tropang Giga during the grand finals.
After that, the franchise failed to pick up a single import-laced conference championship and are eager to put their names back on the pedestal.
San Miguel thought Stone would be the perfect fit for the system that they will be running in the Commissioner’s Cup and will mesh well with PBA’s only six-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, Chris Ross, Marcio Lassiter, and Jericho Cruz.
Before agreeing to a contract with the Beermen, Stone rendered his services to the Rapid Bucuresti in the Liga Nationala of Romania.
Stone immediately flaunted his skills and was awarded as the tournament’s Best Import of the Year and was also named Forward of the Year.
The veteran swingman also had numerous stints overseas and has played in Turkey, Greece, Japan, Puerto Rico, Russia, and Italy.