Shooter Garvo Lanete retires from the PBA at 32

Thank you, Garvo! (PBA Images)

By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

One of the best shooters in the PBA has decided to call it a career at the age of 32.

Garvo Lanete, who had stints with the NLEX Road Warriors, Meralco Bolts, and the NorthPort Batang Pier where he last played will not be in the active roster of the league anymore after head coach Pido Jarencio confirmed the news of his early retirement.

The three-point sniper will migrate to the United States with his family and will mark the end of his six-year career in the biggest professional league in the country.

During his six-year career in the PBA, Lanete averaged 7.2 points, 1.5 rebounds, and an astonishing 35.6 % shooting from the three-point area.

Lanete also had one of the most illustrious collegiate careers after being part of the historic dynasty by the San Beda Reda Lions in the NCAA.

Together with current PBA players Dave Marcelo and Jake Pascual, they gave San Beda four NCAA championships, one of his best accomplishments in his basketball career.

Lanete will always be remembered for his scoring prowess from the three-point land where he can score in bunches in a matter of minutes.

As of now, Lanete still isn’t sure if he will come home to the country in the following years to play professional basketball again.