Christian Standharinger posted a photo of himself donning a Brgy. Ginebra jersey on Instagram and declared his readiness to go to battle for the crowd darlings.
The 31-year old Fil-German, who arrived last week from NorthPort via one-for-one trade with Greg Slaughter, also took the opportunity to thank the people who have supported him since Day 1.
“Hello guys, it’s been a week since I got traded to Barangay Ginebra and I want to take this time to thank everybody who has been supporting me from day one— I appreciate all of you,” wrote Standhardinger.
“I am excited to be part of the San Miguel organization again and to be playing directly under governor Alfrancis Chua,” he added. “I can’t wait to go to battle with my new teammates and coaches! I will do my best to contribute to this already great team. Lets do this, Kabarangay!”
Standhardinger broke into the league in 2017 as the top overall pick of San Miguel. The Beermen acquired his rights from the Terrafirma Dyip via a controversial deal which eventually resulted in the ouster of then-commissioner Chito Narvasa.
He spent five conferences with the league’s winningest squad and won two championships playing behind the team’s main man June Mar Fajardo. He was dealt to NorthPort for fellow top overall choice Moala Tauatuaa prior to the 2019 Governors’ Cup and made an immediate impact for the Batang Pier by leading the team to the semifinal round. The one-time ABL player punctuated his impressive performance by claiming the Best Player of the Conference award.
In his second and final stint for the Mikee Romero-owned franchise, he submitted 10-game averages of 19.9 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.3 steals.