Mono Vampire Basketball Club made the first splash in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) off-season by signing import Anthony Tucker to be their new floor general for the upcoming season.
The former ABL World Import Most Valuable Player, who previously averaged 25.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 9.9 assists with the Macau Black Bears, announced the signing on his personal social media account.
“I want to thank the Macau fans for their unwavering support all season. They were incredible all year, and I received a lot of love especially when I went down with injury,” remarked Tucker. “Even now getting well wishes from them moving forward just shows the type of fan base they have.”
The sweet-shooting guard suffered a devastating injury late of the season, but managed to get himself back in shape within just a few months and is currently playing in China’s second-tier National Basketball League (NBL) where he showed no signs of rust after most recently recording a double-double of 45 points and 14 dimes.
“I’m really excited to join a successful and proven group of guys that Mono boasts. The local players are proven and tried in international competition, and the imports as well as heritage guys are veterans that have had tons of success in their careers,” added Tucker.
Mono Vampire is likely to bring back resident import Mike Singletary, along withThai-Americans Tyler Lamb, Moses Morgan and Freddie Lish. “I am happy that I get to join a strong group and hopefully I can fit in seamlessly with them,” shared Tucker.
The 6’3” point guard is expected to be the primary facilitator for his team in running the offense with his unmatched court vision. Tucker’s ability to pass and read the game is what Vampire seemed to lack after the departure of Jason Brickman midway through last season.
“To the fans of Thailand, I am beyond excited to join one of the best fan bases in the league. I am looking forward to playing in front of a packed home arena game in and game out, and to putting our best product on the floor for them,” closed Tucker.
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