According to a report by sportando, Hong Kong Eastern has signed guard Trey Kell as an import for the upcoming ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) season.

Following the signing of former team leader Marcus Elliott by the Singapore Slingers, the Hong Kong powerhouse responded by adding American Trey Kell at the guard spot.

The 6-foot-4 import guard last played with the Moncton Magic of Canada’s National Basketball League (NBL) during its 2018-19 season, where he averaged 21.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per contest. Kell helped lead the Magic in their sweep over St. John’s Edge during the NBL Finals and was awarded Finals MVP for his outstanding performance in the series.

As a former San Diego State Aztec, where he played his collegiate career, Kell will be the third alumni player from the California-based school to step foot in the ABL after Skylar Spencer and Winston Shepard.

The 23-year-old will look to bring quickness and efficiency to Hong Kong Eastern’s backcourt, and will be joined by the local duo of Lee Ki and Chan Siu Wing.

Although Eastern has yet to officially announce any import signings for its upcoming ABL campaign, many believe its management is looking to restructure the roster by letting go of Elliott, who had played with the team from 2016-2019.

After falling short in both the ABL playoffs and Hong Kong’s domestic Division A1 league, the former ABL champion has not been as active as other teams during the offseason thus far. However, the signing of a player of Trey Kell’s caliber looks to be a promising starting point and should have fans excited about a possible new face of the franchise.

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