Two new Fil-Ams, 6-11 Senegalese suiting up for La Salle in PBA D-League

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Feb 28, 2020 08:33 PM
Two new Fil-Ams, 6-11 Senegalese suiting up for La Salle
(Photos courtesy of University of Regina website, Jeromy Hughes Instagram)

Another wave of Filipino-Americans has hit De La Salle University, with Kameron Vales and Jeromy Hughes all set to debut for the green and white in the upcoming 2020 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup.

The two Fil-Ams are included in the line-up the Green Archers submitted for developmental league tipping off on Monday.

There, they will join forces with the inside-outside combo of Justine Baltazar and Aljun Melecio in the Taft-based team's first go-round in the PBA D-League.

Hughes is a 6-foot-3 swingman who averaged 9.0 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 1.3 assists last year for Wenatchee Valley College while Vales is a 6-foot guard from California who normed 9.1 markers, 1.7 boards, and 1.2 dimes a season ago for University of Regina in Canada.

Also poised to make his big league debut is 6-foot-11 Senegalese Amadou N'Diaye who will give La Salle its first foreign student-athlete since Taane Samuel.

The Green Archers first assignment in the regional tournament is up against Wangs-Letran, Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre.


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