Mighty Sports-Philippines is set to hold its first team practice in preparation for the upcoming 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship.
After a long hiatus from playing competitive basketball, former two-time NBA champion Lamar Odom has arrived today and is set to immediately join the squad. The former Sixth Man of the Year last appeared for Spanish club Laboral Kutxa Baskonia in 2014.
Joining Odom is multi-titled fan favorite Justin Brownlee, who also just came back from a much needed break two days ago after a long calendar year. He helped lead San Miguel Alab Pilipinas to the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) title and Ginebra San Miguel to the Commissioner’s Cup trophy in the Philippine Basketball League (PBA).
Three-time Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) champion Randolph Morris, a long-time import of the Beijing Ducks, is also set to reinforce the team. The trio will complete a squad that is made up of a mix of former professional and up-and-coming players such as Juan Gomez de Llano, Gab Banal, Jett Manuel, Joseph Yeo, Jeremiah Gray, Roosevelt Adams, Caesar Wongchuking Jr., Justin Gutang, Troy Rike, and Santi Santillan.
Mighty Sports-Philippines is dead set on improving on its lackluster stint in 2017, where the team only managed to win one game in seven outings. This year’s squad is once again set to face high-level competition in the tournament such as Lebanese club teams Al Riyadi Beirut, Club Beirut, Homenetmen Beirut B.C., Champville SC, Egyptian squads Al Ittihad Alexandria and Al Zamalek, AS Salé of Morroco, and Étoile Sportive du Sahel of Tunisia.
The Dubai International Basketball Championship will be held between February 1-9 at the Shabab-Al Ahli Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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