ABL: Justin Brownlee sure can dunk too. Just ask 7-5 Mt. Deguara.

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on May 03, 2018 12:49 PM
ABL: Brownlee sure can dunk too. Just ask 7-5 Mt. Deguara.
Justin Brownlee tried and tried and tried - and was finally able to put 7-5 mountain of a man Sam Deguara on a poster

STA. ROSA, LAGUNA – Justin Brownlee made his name in the Philippines hitting the big shots in clutch moments.

The American reinforcement hit the championship-clinching triple for Ginebra in the 2016 PBA Governors' Cup before hitting many more long-range bombs in the Gin Kings’ title defense in the 2017 PBA Governors' Cup.

Then in the 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League, he has also sprinkled several big-time triples in Alab Pilipinas’ run to the Finals.

Safe to say, Brownlee’s signature shot is the three – a clutch three with historic implications, if you will.

The versatile forward could do much more than that, though, as he is also a stat sheet stuffer, always a threat for a triple-double.

And oh, he can fly.

Yes, that’s 6-foot-7 Brownlee hammering it down over 7-foot-5 Sam Deguara of Thailand’s Mono Vampire.

He, as well as Renaldo Balkman, tried and tried to get the mountain of a man on a poster throughout the winner-take-all Game 5 of the Finals last Wednesday and after all their attempts, they each had one.

The Alab import admitted that they really were looking for opportunities to put a cherry on top of the cake that was their 102-92 championship-clinching win at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex. “Yeah. We were trying and we were trying,” he told reporters through giggles.

And when he finally did it, he was left speechless. Asked for his thoughts about his highlight, he answered, “Man. Oh my God.”

Still, Brownlee had nothing but respect for the player he put on a poster. As he put it, “You gotta give that guy a lot of credit. He’s tall and he’s protecting the rim.”

He then continued, “He did a great job the whole series just protecting the rim.”


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