The Mighty Sports-Philippines team recruited two Fil-Am standouts to provide additional firepower for their 2019 Dubai International Basketball Championship bid.
Up-and-coming Fil-Am players Jeremiah Gray and Roosevelt Adams beef up the Philippine representative team in their quest for redemption in Dubai this early February 2019.
Gray is a 6-foot-4 guard who recently broke Dominican University of California’s single season scoring record in the NCAA Division II with 509 points enabling him to secure a spot in the All-PacWest Third Team.
The sweet shooting 6-foot-5 Adams firms up Mighty Sports’ backcourt as he boasts a 41-percent clip from the arc and an 80 percent free throw percentage while averaging a respectable 12.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game in Mount San Jacinto College.
“These two Fil-Ams are welcome additions to the team and we are hopeful they can easily adapt to the system of coach Charles (Tiu),” said co-team owner Alexander Wongchuking.
Both Wongchuking and Tiu expressed confidence Mighty Sports will do better this time around after winning only one game in the 2017 event of the Dubai basketball tourney.
“This tournament is one of the toughest events in the Middle East but we’re hopeful we will perform better this time,” said Wongchuking who co-owns the team with brother and amateur basketball mainstay patron Caesar.
The Fil-Am prospects will join ex-LA Lakers star Lamar Odom, Ginebra import Justin Brownlee and Chinese Basketball Association import Randolph Morris.
Other members include former Ginebra guard Jett Manuel, Gab Banal, Joseph Yeo, University of the Philippines star Juan Gomez de Liaño, DLSU forward Santi Santillan and College of St. Benilde’s Justin Gutang.
Meanwhile, Tiu is still looking for another big man to reinforce their front court rotation as he anticipates going up against taller and beefier rivals.