Ryan Pearson in Place of Steve Taylor for Rain or Shine

Nov 9, 2022

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MANILA, Philippines – Steve Taylor, Jr. is no longer a part of Rain or Shine.

According to a Monday announcement from the ball club, Ryan Pearson will join the Elasto Painters as their latest import for the upcoming PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

After Taylor and Daniel Ochefu, the 32-year-old American will now be the team’s third addition for the mid-season conference.

One could recall that Ochefu was the original selection until Yeng Guiao returned to the company, which ultimately caused the switch.

The 6-foot-9 Taylor’s statistics were respectable, but his frank tutor mused that something needed to change since he expected more from him.

That occurred after the Toledo product ended with just 16 points, a PBA career low, and 19 rebounds in a defeat to Phoenix on October 26, last year.

However, Taylor quickly recovered by stepping up when it mattered most to help his team defeat NorthPort just last Friday. At 20 and 16, he had resumed his previous behavior.

Guiao made no promises that the Chicago native’s employment is secure despite his spectacular plays in the last minutes because they “constantly analyze” the situation.

After seven games, where he averaged 20.0 points, 16.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 1.5 steals, RoS has now decided to part ways with Taylor.

He only participated in those few games since, as a result of being subject to health and safety standards, he was unable to attend their game against TNT on October 15, 2017.

Pearson will take his place, and he will bring with him a plethora of experience from professional stints in the Ukraine, Israel, Belgium, Hungary, France, and Puerto Rico.

But because the 10-year pro out of George Mason University is registered at 6-foot-6, the 4 to 4 Elasto Painters are traveling a less-traveled path with him along.

On Friday, November 11, at 3 p.m., Pearson will, barring any hiccups, make his professional debut against the visiting squad Bay Area. at the Antipolo Ynares Center.

Getting to Know the Ryan Pearson

Ryan Pearson, an American professional basketball player with the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters of the Philippine Basketball Association, was born on February 27, 1990. (PBA). His All-American undergraduate career at George Mason University is what made him famous.

Pearson and BC Hoverla of the Ukrainian Super League inked his first professional deal on August 9, 2012. With Israeli Super League team Maccabi Ashdod, Pearson began the 2013–14 campaign. After a few games with Ashdod, he transferred to the Belgian Antwerp Giants. 

He joined LNB Pro A team Boulazac Basket Dordogne on July 14, 2019. 

In order to take Steve Taylor Jr.’s spot as the team’s import for the 2022–23 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Pearson signed a contract with the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) on November 6, 2022.

Fact: He played basketball on the varsity team at Christ the King High School throughout his high school years. averaged 25 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 assists as a senior. named as a senior All-State and All-City. was the co-MVP of the regional all-star game for the Jordan Classic at Madison Square Garden after leading the team with 36 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, and three blocks despite losing by two points. Junior who averaged 6.5 rebounds and 10 points per game.

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