NLEX signs former NBA first round pick as Comm's Cup import
Paul Lintag on Mar 06, 2018 05:15 PM
While NLEX's Philippine Cup campain is still going strong, the team is prepared for the mid-season conference with former NBA first-round pick Arnett Moultrie coming to town as an import. (AP)
The Road Warriors are going big for the Commissioner's Cup.
While NLEX's Philippine Cup campain is still going strong, the team is prepared for the mid-season conference with former NBA first-round pick Arnett Moultrie coming to town as an import.
The team announced the development Tuesday on their social media account.
We would like to officially announce that our new import will be Arnett Moultrie (@amoultrie), a 2012 NBA 1st Round Draft Pick. He is currently playing in the Bahrain Premier League and will arrive in the Philippines this April. #ArangkadaNLEX pic.twitter.com/N3DOqFP2LT— NLEX Road Warriors (@ArangkadaNLEX) March 6, 2018
Moultrie, listed at 6'10" and 248 lbs, played for the United Satest in the U-19 World Championships in 2009, winning a gold medal.
He was drafted 27th by Miami in 2012 before he was shipped to Philadelphia.
Moultrie's international experience include stints with Mahram Tehran in t Iranian Superleague and with Al-Muharrap in Bahrain.
"Athletic, plays inside and out. Not too young, nor too old, but at the peak of his abilities. He will blend easily into our team," head coach Yeng Guiao said.
NLEX is currently up 1-0 over Alaska in the quarterfinals of the Philippine Cup.
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