May 25, 2024

B.LEAGUE: Carl Tamayo to return home to plan next career step after leaving Ryukyu

B.LEAGUE: Carl Tamayo to return home to plan next career step after leaving Ryukyu
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Carl Tamayo and the Ryukyu Golden Kings mutually parted ways on Thursday.

After limited minutes with the defending Japan B.League champions, Tamayo is now looking for a team that can maximize the 6-foot-8’s talents.

He had nothing but gratitude for the 20-9 Golden Kings for giving him the opportunity to show his wares in Japan.

“As I bid farewell to the Ryukyu Golden Kings, I want to express my deepest gratitude to each and every fan who has been with me on this incredible journey. Your unwavering support has meant the world for me,” he said.

“Though my time with the team may be ending, your support will forever be etched in my heart. Thank you for making my time with the Ryukyu Golden Kings truly unforgettable.”

The 22-year-old cager normed 3.9 points and 2.5 rebounds in only 12.5 minutes in a Ryukyu uniform.

“We believe that finding a team where Carl can maximize his potential and make a substantial impact in his best interest,” Virtual Playground, who handles Tamayo, said in a statement.

The development comes just a few days after Tamayo led the Asia All-Stars to a victory in the Japan B.League All-Star Weekend.

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In the meantime, Tamayo will fly home next week to plot his next steps as far as his career is concerned.

Well there's already one team knocking on Tamayo's door, at least if his UP teammate and newly-signed Iloilo United Royals player CJ Cansino would be asked.