LOOK: TNT KaTropa lineup for East Asia Super League Terrific 12 tournament

Paul Lintag on Aug 19, 2019 04:17 PM
LOOK: TNT KaTropa lineup for Terrific 12 tournament
In Macau, the KaTropa will bring back their local core led by The Blur Jayson Castro as well as RR Pogoy and Troy Rosario. (East Asia Super League)

After coming short in its attempt to win the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, TNT will try to win a championship abroad.

The KaTropa are set to see action in the East Asia Super League’s Terrific 12 tournament set for Sept. 17-22 in Macau.

TNT, the no. 1 team in the Commissioner’s Cup, ended up taking a six-game loss in the Finals at the hands of San Miguel Beer.

In Macau, the KaTropa will bring back their local core led by The Blur Jayson Castro as well as RR Pogoy and Troy Rosario.

[Related: TERRIFIC 12: Castro all set to meet old rival in Macau as TNT grouped with Liaoning]

However, absent for TNT in the Terrific 12 is PBA Best Import Terrence Jones.

Instead, the KaTropa will have Jones’ former Houston teammate KJ McDaniels serving as reinforcement. McDaniels will play for TNT in the season-ending Governors’ Cup in the PBA.

TNT will also have another import for the Terrific 12 in McKenzie Moore.

Moore is a journeyman with experience playing in Turkey, Australia, and New Zealand where he was NBL MVP. Most recently, he saw action for Mighty Sports Philippines and won the 2019 Jones Cup.

TNT will face China’s Liaoning with Lance Stephenson and Guo Ailun to start Terrific 12 play. The KaTropa will then have a showdown with Japan’s Niigata Albirex to finish group play.

 

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