TERRIFIC 12: TNT now has Salah Mejri to deal with in Macau as Liaoning signs Tunisian powerhouse

Paul Lintag on Sep 16, 2019 05:51 PM
TERRIFIC 12: TNT now has Salah Mejri to deal with in Macau
Philippine basketball fans might be familiar of Mejri since the 7’2” powerhouse led Tunisia to a beating of Gilas Pilipinas in the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China a couple of weeks ago. (FIBA)

MACAU — East Asia Super League’s The Terrific 12 tournament here is getting yet another star power upgrade.

China’s Liaoning, already reinforced by former Los Angeles Laker Lance Stephenson, has now added Salah Mejri to its roster.

Philippine basketball fans might be familiar of Mejri since the 7’2” powerhouse led Tunisia to a beating of Gilas Pilipinas in the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China a couple of weeks ago.

Against Gilas, Mejri, who has NBA experience with the Dallas Mavericks, dropped 12 points and 12 rebounds as the reigning African champions demolished the Philippines, 86-67.

National team players RR Pogoy and Troy Rosario are certainly familiar of Mejri from the World Cup and they get a look at the Tunisian center once again with the Terrific 12.

The TNT KaTropa will main event day 1 Tuesday against the Flying Leopards here, with a tip off time of 9:00 p.m. live at the Tap Seac Multi-sport Pavilion.

 

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