The shooting guard of the NorthPort Garvo Lanete has decided to hang his jersey and has retired at the age of 32.

/ 30 December 2021

“Yes, he’s retired,” head coach Pido Jarencio confirmed.

The San Beda standout Lanete is headed to the United States to have a new life with his wife, Shelby Pearl.

While the team manager Bonnie Tan said in a statement the team’s best wishes to the new journey of the 6-foot-2 shooter.

“On behalf of North Port Batang Pier, we would like to announce the retirement of one of our players, Garvo ‘Gabo’ Lanete. We wish him all the best as he pursues the next chapter of his life,” Tan said.

Lanete was a four-time NCAA champion with San Beda who took Robert Bolick, also a Red Lion under his guidance.

“Na-draft ako sa PBA [na] wala masyadong kilala sa team, na-trade ka kaagad sa amin tapos [you] took me under your wing,” said Bolick.

“I’m gonna miss you, kuya. Happy retirement and enjoy sa imo new career and hopefully more opportunities pa nimu!” he added.