Perennial ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) World Import MVP candidate is returning to the Singapore Slingers for the fourth consecutive season.
During the past season, the versatile American swingman was a nightly triple-double threat, after he averaged 24.6 points, 9.8 rebounds, 7.4 assists, and 2.6 steals per game. He also shoot an efficient 45 percent from the field.
Alexander led the Slingers to a 12-8 record last season, but the team bowed out in the quarterfinals against eventual finalists Mono Vampire Basketball Club. He had previously helped tow Singapore to back-to-back ABL Finals finishes during his first two seasons with the team, and is coming fresh off a championship win with the Hitech Basketball Club in the recent Thailand Basketball League (TBL).
“It’s amazing. The team that took me in when I wasn’t known overseas and spending time in the (NBA) D-League. I was a little bit small for the ABL at the time when the league was going with two bigs, and Singapore took a chance on me and it has been nothing but love and we became a family ever since,” said the 6’5” guard out of Southern Nazarene University.
“Me and the owner, Michael Johnson, we have a great relationship. We talk almost everyday even when I was in Bangkok or during the summer, and I talk to the guys a lot, the guys are like brothers to me now.”
Alexander will rejoin head coach Neo Beng Siang, who has steered the Slingers into one of the most consistent squads in the league, consisting of Singapore national team members like Delvin Goh, Russel Low, Leon Kwek, Ng Han Bin, and Mitchell Folkoff.
“Also to the fans, they have been great to me. They went above and beyond supporting me, even when I was in Bangkok,” Alexander added. “This place is home to me and I will never take for granted what it has done for me and what I have been able to be here.”
The ninth season ASEAN Basketball League is set to return in November.
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