PBA teams San Miguel Beermen and Magnolia Hotshots are already gearing up for the upcoming conference as they sign two imports formerly playing for Caesar Wongchuking-owned Mighty Sports. The Beermen sign former Mighty Sports Apparel and Accessories forward Troy Gillenwater while the Hotshots have tapped co-Mighty alum Vernon Macklin.
Five years ago, Macklin helped the Kings in their conference finals bid against the Gin Kings versus the Alaska Aces. However, a knee injury limited Macklin’s minutes as the Kings fall to the Aces in their best-of-five series.
Gillenwater, a 6-foot-9 New Mexico alum is already familiar with the Filipino brand of basketball having played under Wongchuking and his Mighty Sports team in the 2017 Dubai International Cup tournament.
The 29-year-old went undrafted during the 2012 NBA draft, but he was taken second overall by the Orions during the 2014 KBL draft. He also had stints in Europe and Asia.
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