Alapag still hopeful for Brownlee return to Alab Pilipinas in ABL 10

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Feb 24, 2020 04:11 PM
Alapag still hopeful for Brownlee return to Alab in ABL 10
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San Miguel Alab Pilipinas does not know what exactly is going on with Justin Brownlee.

“We really don't know his status right now with the team,” head coach Jimmy Alapag said after the Filipinos found a way to win even though they were missing Brownlee for the second straight game. “He was supposed to be here for the Malaysia game (last Wednesday), but he's not. I wish I had a more detailed answer.”

The only certainty is that the Philippine team is still holding on to the American reinforcement’s commitment. "Hopefully, we address the import situation and find out whether or not Justin's gonna be with us. We're all hopeful, but that's pretty much the only thing we can do right now," their young mentor said.

Along with that, they are also hoping that all is well and good with Brownlee in terms of whatever it is he has been going through. As Coach Jimmy put it, "My biggest concern is making sure he's okay because we haven't had much contact with him. Hopefully, he gets his way to Manila soon."

Alab will have one week to figure out its next move - whether that be with or without their third World Import - with their next assignment being a rematch with Saigon in Vietnam on Sunday.

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