Once more a UFA, Matt Ganuelas-Rosser turned down a new TNT contract

Jun 29, 2024

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MANILA, Philippines – The alliance between the Rosser brothers was short-lived. As an unrestricted free agent, Matt Ganuelas-Rosser is departing TNT once more.

On Thursday, the Fil-Am guard thanked the Tropang Giga on Facebook during his second stay with the team, having played for them in the PBA before.

“Grateful for every moment with TNT, the highs and the lows because they taught me invaluable lessons,” he said on his blog. “Thank you to all of my coworkers and staff for making this trip meaningful. The following chapter is up. Jojo Lastimosa, the TNT team manager, has stated that Ganuelas-Rosser, 34, will not be rejoining the Tropang Giga for Season 49.

“Yes, he is departing. “He declined our revised offer,” Lastimosa remarked.

Having been drafted fourth overall by the NLEX Road Warriors in the 2014 rookie class, MGR has already exercised his right as a UFA twice.

Two years ago, the Terrafirma Dyip offered him an extension, which he finally turned down. As a result, he signed a two-year deal with TNT.

In the end, the 6-foot-4 wingman and the Tropang Giga triumphed in the Governors’ Cup of 2023, which included former NBA star Rondae Hollis-Jefferson as a key player.

MGR’s hunt for a new squad – He was traded to TNT right away after being picked by NLEX in 2014 as part of a three-team transaction that also included NorthPort Batang Pier.

The MVP Group’s main team helped Ganuelas-Rosser win his first PBA title in the Commissioner’s Cup of 2015.

He was moved to San Miguel by the Tropang Giga in exchange for RR Garcia after two years. The Cal Poly Pomona product won two Commissioner’s and two Philippine Cups with the Beermen, for a total of four trophies.

As part of the five-for-one exchange for CJ Perez in 2021, MGR found himself in a new location—Terrafirma.

During his brief tenure with Dyip, he would play a significant role in coach Johnedel Cardel’s starting lineup, which also included Eric Camson, Andreas Cahilig, Rashawn McCarthy, Juami Tiongson, and Aldrech Ramos.

Ganuelas-Rosser chose to sign with TNT rather than rejoin Dyip despite the significant minutes.

Along with his brother Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser, they were a one-conference team until his departure from the Tropang Giga.

Matt Ganuelas-Rosser: An Adaptable and Relentless Career

Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, who is praised for his adaptability, perseverance, and explosive play, has amassed an impressive career in professional basketball. Ganuelas-Rosser, who was born in Olongapo City, Philippines, on June 13, 1990, has constantly exhibited the gregariousness, sexiness, and spontaneity that characterize a remarkable athlete.

Playing collegiate basketball with the Chico State Wildcats at California State University, Chico, was where Ganuelas-Rosser’s adventure got its start. His time in NCAA Division II was characterized by outstanding performances that highlighted his versatility, agility, and defensive skill. These early years gave him the tools he needed to have a big effect on the basketball world as a professional.

Born on June 13, 1990, Matthew Allen Ganuelas-Rosser plays professional basketball for the TNT Tropang Giga of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He was a basketball player at Cal Poly Pomona, an NCAA Division II university. He was brought in to participate in the 2012 William Jones Cup for the Philippine national basketball team. NLEX selected him fourth overall in the 2014 PBA draft.

Ganuelas-Rosser’s mother Gina Ganuelas and father James Rosser first met in Olongapo City, where he was born. James is an American retired navy personnel who spent several years stationed in Subic Bay. He started to show signs of ability when he entered middle school. He was the tallest player on the Temecula Valley High School basketball team throughout his four years of high school basketball competition.

Throughout his career, Matt Ganuelas-Rosser has played for a number of well-known PBA teams. From 2014 to 2017, he was a member of Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters/TNT Tropang Texters/Tropang TNT/TNT KaTropa. From 2017 to 2020, he was a member of the San Miguel Beermen. He played for the Terrafirma Dyip in 2021 and then returned to TNT Tropang Giga in 2022, where he is still able to display his toughness and ability on the floor.

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