REINFORCEMENTS HAVE ARRIVED

Paul Lintag on Aug 16, 2018 09:02 PM
REINFORCEMENTS HAVE ARRIVED
Brownlee is a three-time PBA champion for the Gin Kings and a one-time Best Import. His first two titles came in the Governors' Cup.

Miss the PBA yet? Don't worry as there's more action coming your way starting Friday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.

The 2018 PBA Governors' Cup will tip off this weekend and we have prolific imports in town, 12 of them to be exact.

Get to know who they are before we start the third and final conference for this season.

 


Justin Brownlee --- Ginebra

By now, Justin Brownlee needs no introduction but here goes anyway for the benefit of those who don't know him for some reason.

Brownlee is a three-time PBA champion for the Gin Kings and a one-time Best Import. His first two titles came in the Governors' Cup.

The first one was in 2016 when he hit "The Shot" in Game 6. The second one was last year when he led the barangay to a Game 7 win in front of more than 50,000 fans at the Philippine Arena. He's a Ginebra legend.

 


Allen Durham --- Meralco

The reigning two-time Best Import is back for the Bolts and he's looking to complete some unfinished business.

Durham has led Meralco to two Governors' Cup Finals in his previous two stints in the PBA but each time, the Bolts lost to Ginebra for the title.

Is third time the charm for Allen Durham and Meralco?

 


AZ Reid --- San Miguel

Arizona Reid won two Best Imports back when he was still with Rain or Shine and he won his first Governors' Cup title when he switched over to San Miguel.

Now, the high-scoring import is back for the Beermen after a one-year hiatus. He has some business to finish here and at the top of the list is regaining his lost PBA championship.

 


Eugene Phelps --- Phoenix

El Destructor first made a name for himself in the Governors' Cup.

The Commissioner's Cup might not be his best cup of tea but when it comes to the season-ending conference, Eugene Phelps has proven before that he's a force to be reckoned with.

With an upgraded local lineup and perhaps better durability this time around, El Destructor might just become extra destructive to the oppposition.

 


Henry Walker --- Blackwater

The Elite made their second playoff appearance last year in the Governors' Cup with Henry Walker. As the no. 8 seed, they were a few minutes away from stunning no. 1 Meralco to go to the semis.

Mr. Inspiration has provided nothing but positive stuff for Blackwater and with a longer build up, the Elite might be ready to take the next step in the Governors' Cup in order to salvage what has been a lost season.

 


Mike Harris --- Alaska

The Aces are bringing in Mike Harris as reinforcement in the Governors' Cup.

Harris has NBA experience with the Houston Rockets and the Utah Jazz. He has tremendous international experience and the PBA is only the latest in his long list of stops.

He has a career average of 3.4 points in the NBA, playing a total of 54 games spread across five seasons.

 


Akeem Wright --- Columbian

The Dyip will have 33-year-old Akeem Wright for the Governors' Cup.

Wright was undrafted in the 2007 NBA Draft and since then, he's built an international career with stops in the Middle East and Europe.

 


Romeo Travis --- Magnolia

A close buddy of LeBron James, Romeo Travis is back in the PBA.

The first time, he played for Alaska and won Best Import but lost in the Finals to San Miguel Beer  back in 2015. Now, Travis will suit up for the Magnolia Hotshots.

Travis of course is part of the LeBron's high school team at St. Vincent-St. Mary.

 


Olu Ashaolu --- NLEX

We've seen Olu in the Commissioner's Cup as he played NLEX's last game of the conference as part of the team's prep for the Governors' Cup.

Ashaolu played for Lousiana Tech and Oregon and college and went undrafted in the 2012 NBA Draft.

 


Rashad Woods --- Northport

The Batang Pier will go with Rashad Woods for the Governors' Cup.

Woods has had memorable stints in Mexico and in the Middle East, where he's known as the "Arab Ace."

 


J'Nathan Bullock --- Rain or Shine

Bullock is back for a second stint with ROS.

Last season, Bullock and the Elasto Painters were eliminated in the quarterfinals but not after erasing TNT's twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs. Bullock will join a ROS team that will be coming off an Asian Games campaign in Indonesia.

 


Mike Glover --- TNT

Glover was Globalport's replacement import for Globalport two years ago but now, he'll start for the KaTropa in the 2018 Governors' Cup.

The hulking forward went for 25.6 points and 14.0 rebounds in his first PBA tour.

 


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