Signed by the Formosa Dreamers for the 2019-20 ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) season, world import Jerran Young is best known for his two-way wing play and efficiency.
During his 2018-19 debut ABL season with runners-up, the Singapore Slingers, the 27-year-old American averaged 19.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 2.3 steals per game.
Though the Slingers ultimately decided to sign veteran guard Marcus Elliot, Young is thankful to make Taiwan his new home for the tenth season of the ABL with the Dreamers.
“I found another home with the Formosa Dreamers with open arms and I really appreciate that,” Young said.
With a few intensive practice sessions with the team under his belt, Young is expected to be the team’s defensive bulldog in harassing opposing wing players, while continuing to produce efficient numbers on the offensive end.
The 6-foot-6 Young has been positive about what he brings to the table for his new team, ensuring the Dreamers will get his A-game when their new season begins.
“My expectation is doing what I do best: run the floor and continue to play the best defense I do in this league,” shared the explosive guard. “I’m just gonna step into the role they want me to play [and] get the job done.”
Last season’s top-seeded team had already previously stated that it would go into its upcoming campaign with just two world imports rather than the maximum of three, which will be made even tougher with players also having to learn a whole new system under new head coach Kyle Julius.
However, Young believes it will be up to the team and each individual player to be held accountable for stepping up throughout the course of the season.
“Everybody has to take on something and I think he [coach Julius] is gonna help me grow as a player and the team as well.”
After a long offseason in wait, the former NBA G-League player is just thrilled to be back on the court with a group of hungry players to show the competition what they’re capable of.
“The ABL is a really competitive league; I’m a competitive person and I like to compete and try win as much as possible,” Young concluded.
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