TERRIFIC 12: Jefferson takes over Blatche's old spot with Flying Tigers

Paul Lintag on Sep 09, 2018 01:42 PM
Jefferson takes over Blatche's old spot with Flying Tigers
Al Jefferson is the latest import for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri).

The PBA D-League All-Stars, under the banner of the iECO Green Warriors, will have some tough competition in the Asia League's The Terrific 12 tournament.

The Xinjiang Flying Tigers, Andray Blatche's former team in the Chinese Basketall Association (CBA), is set to bring in former NBA first round pick Al Jefferson as import.

Jefferson, who has career averages of over 15 points per game in the NBA and last played for the Indiana Pacers, signed with the Flying Tigers back in July.

Joining Jefferson in the Xinjiang crew competing in the Terrific 12 is national team member Abudushalamu Abudurexiti. The 22-year-old forward was part of China's gold medal team in the recently-concluded Asian Games.

The Flying Tigers saw action in the Asia League's Super 8 tournament two months ago but failed to enter the semifinals after losing a do-or-die game against the PBA's NLEX Road Warriors.

Xinjiang will have another crack at a Pinoy squad in the Terrific 12 set to tip off in Macau later this month as they face off against the D-League backed Green Warriors on September 20.

 


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