San Miguel Alab Pilipinas will be replacing one of their world imports prior to the start of the 2019-20 ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) season.
The Philippine club will be bringing in 24-year-old Nicholas ‘Nick’ King, who previously attended Memphis and Alabama, before finishing his collegiate career with Middle Tennessee State University as he led the Blue Raiders to a regular season conference title and was named Conference USA Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year.
After going undrafted in 2018, King joined the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Las Vegas Summer League, where he averaged 9.0 points and 5.4 rebounds in seven games. The 6-foot-7 forward was then picked up by the Boston Celtics, before getting waived and assigned to their affiliate squad Maine Red Claws in the G League.
Alab Pilipinas lost key players Caelan Tiongson, Ethan Alvano, and three-time local MVP Bobby Ray Parks Jr. during the offseason, but have retained Brandon Rosser and Lawrence Domingo and reloaded with the addition of Jason Brickman, Andrei Caracut, Jordan Heading, Jeremiah Grey, Louie Vigil, Aaron Aban, and imports Adrian Forbes and Khalif Wyatt.
King is expected to join import Adrian Forbes and could be replacing either the currently-injured Wyatt, or 2017-18 ABL Co-Defensive Player of the Year Renaldo Balkman, who is reportedly considering multiple overseas offers.
San Miguel Alab Pilipinas has less than two weeks left to prepare before they open the 2019-20 ABL season on November 17 against the Mono Vampire Basketball Club.
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