Doug Kramer to retire after 12 seasons in the PBA

Phoenix big man Doug Kramer will play his last PBA game on Friday after announcing on his social media accounts that he will retire after 12 years in the league.

"Yes. I'm retiring after 12 years in the pros," Kramer said in his Instagram post.

Kramer didn't give a reason why he is retiring, but assured it's not because of an injury.

"I'll explain in depth soon why I'm hanging it up. And no, it's not injuries, I'm healthy as ever!" he said. "So blessed to be able to enjoy this game dating back to 17 yrs ago 2002 in Ateneo as a Blue Eagle."

The Fuel Masters play the Blackwater Elite at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. At 2-8, Phoenix is fighting for dear life with the elimination round of the Governors' Cup nearing its end.

Drafted fifth overall by Air21 Express in 2007, Kramer, who also played for teams like GlobalPort (NorthPort) and San Miguel Beer, seems excited for the life after basketball.

"There's still much to do, I'm 36 years young and got so much to prove and make an impact outside of basketball," he said. "To my brothers in the PBA, and my brothers in the Phoenix, it's this brotherhood I'll miss."