Do-it-all fan favorite eyed to be Alab Pilipinas’ next import

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Dec 21, 2017 02:20 PM
Do-it-all fan favorite eyed to be Alab’s next import
Alab Pilipinas is hoping to welcome somebody who is more than capable of doing anything and everything to contribute

Alab Pilipinas finally got their breakthrough win last Friday.

A week after, they are making moves to give them the best shot at a breakthrough winning streak in the 2017-2017 Asean Basketball League.

The Filipino representatives to the regional professional league let go of American reinforcement Reggie Okosa last Wednesday.

Okosa was the team’s leading scorer with 26.7 points per game to go along with 11.7 rebounds, but those numbers did not translate into the standings as they stumbled onto a 1-3 start to the season.

According to Justine Bacnis of Tiebreaker Times, the 36-year-old believes he was released to make way for “more perimeter scoring.”

That may very well be the case as according to team insiders, the Philippine team is close to securing an all-around player who is “definitely a major, major upgrade” from Okosa as well as well as their imports from a year ago in Sampson Carter and James Hughes.

Alab is yet to name the player they have been eyeing, but sources say that the addition will be much-welcome to the team as well as millions and millions of Filipino basketball fans.

The newcomer, if all goes well, will bring not only perimeter scoring, but also a more than capable inside presence. It also doesn’t hurt that, time and again, he has already proven his clutch credentials.

The Filipinos’ new reinforcement will team up with enigmatic Ivan Johnson, reigning and defending Local MVP Ray Parks Jr., and head coach Jimmy Alapag in their goal to better their semifinal finish last season.

Alab returns to action, most probably with their replacement import, on January 3 of next year up against Westports Malaysia.


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