The Formosa Dreamers signed former Singapore Slingers import guard Jerran Young for the upcoming the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) season.
Part of a bold move by new Dreamers head coach Kyle Julius, the 6-foot-6 guard will be expected to carry a huge chunk of the offensive load as one of just two imports, as opposed to last season’s triumvirate of Will Artino, Malcolm Miller, and Tevin Glass.
Meanwhile, Young himself was an integral part of the Singaporean club’s offense last season, and was a legitimate second option behind Import Most Valuable Player winner Xavier Alexander, as the team went all the way to a do-or-die game five in the Finals before bowing to the eventual champions CLS Knights Indonesia.
Replacing Domagoj Bubalo in the Dreamers lineup, Young previously averaged 19.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 2.5 steals, and almost one block in 36 outings for the Slingers last year.
Formosa will look to make a return to championship contention after an shock quarterfinals exit during the previous playoffs as they were swept by the Mono Vampire Basketball Club in two games, despite finishing the regular season as the top seeded team.
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