Don Trollano hoping to win a title with team that earlier denied him one

Don Trollano is no stranger to championship series in the PBA, though he has yet to win one.

The 32-year-old guard has another opportunity to win that elusive title as San Miguel goes up against Magnolia in the finals of the Season 48 Commissioner’s Cup.

Trollano revealed that his last appearance in a title series was during the 2019 Commissioner’s Cup when he was still a part of TNT. Interestingly enough, it was the Beermen who emerged victorious, beating Trollano and the Tropang Giga, who had the highly-regarded Terrence Jones as their import, 4-2, in a best-of-seven series.

“The last time I played in the finals it was against San Miguel. And nanalo sila sa series na yun,” said Trollano during the press conference of the upcoming championship duel between his new team and Magnolia.

After this stint, Trollano was traded from TNT to Blackwater, alongside Anthony Semerad, in exchange for Bobby Ray Parks. Two years later, he was once again on the move, this time to NLEX, along with Maurice Shaw, Roi Sumang, and a 2022 second-round pick, in exchange for the no. 4 overall pick in the 2021 draft.

Over the next two years, Trollano became a key player for the Road Warriors and proved to be a valuable asset for San Miguel, who acquired him in a three-team trade that involved the return of Robert Bolick.

At San Miguel, Trollano quickly found his place, reuniting with his former Adamson teammates Jericho Cruz and Rodney Brondial, as well as his college coach Leo Austria.

Now, he has his sights set on winning a second championship as a professional basketball player, this time with the Beermen, following his first title with Rain or Shine in 2016.

“Hopefully, I’m with them now, Sana makuha namin yung championship,” said Trollano.

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