The CLS Knights Indonesia completes their import lineup as they look to contend in the upcoming season of the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL).
The Surabaya-based squad opted for more youth this season by adding two 25-year-olds to complete their import lineup, after utilizing former Tennessee teammates and veterans Duke Crews and Brian Williams during the start of last season.
“We want a fresh start overall,” commented CLS Knights managing partner Christopher Tanuwidjaja. “It’s great to add big bodies to the team. Especially strong and versatile guys.”
One of those guys is Montay Brandon, who played four years of Division I basketball at Florida State before plying his talents in Western Europe. He last appeared for the Kagawa Five Arrows in the second division of Japan’s B.League last season.
“I bring my work ethic and Versatility on the court. Someone being able to play multiple positions,” shared the six-foot-eight shooting guard. “Focus on getting better each and everyday. That means when it comes to practice, lifting, conditioning, film, et cetera. Just doing it all at 100 percent focus on getting better. I feel if we focus on that then we’ll have a successful season.”
The Knights also added forward Stephen Hurt, who played for Al Rayyan in Qatar earlier this year. He spent two seasons as a Kansas State Wildcat after starting his collegiate career at Lipscomb University back in 2012.
They will be making their debut in the league alongside former Saigon Heat center Maxie Esho, Indonesian-American Brandon Jawato, and long-time Singapore Slingers point guard Wong Wei Long as the team’s newest members.
The Knights are set to open the sophomore season in the ASEAN Basketball League on the road as they visit the Saigon Heat on November 18.
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