LOOK: The Kraken towers the new SMB import
The San Miguel Beermen taps another import, Troy Gillenwater, due to the unavailability of former Best Import Charles Rhodes.
Gillenwater has just arrived for his first practice with the SMB.
In an Instagram post, Quinito Henson shared a picture of June Mar Fajardo and Gillenwater on Instagram during the SMB training. And from the looks of it, The Kraken seems to be much taller than their new import.
Nevertheless, it would be a sight to watch these behemoths play together at the Commissioner’s Cup.
San Miguel Beer import Troy Gillenwater (with JuneMar Fajardo) arrived here yesterday morning and reported for his 1st practice today … Troy, 29, played 3 years at New Mexico State, averaging 12.1 pts in 2008-09, 14.6 in 2009-10 and 18.9 in 2010-11 … in the Chinese league last year, Troy averaged 32.9 pts 10.4 rebs with the Shaanxi Wolves, hitting an eye-popping 69.9% from the field, 41.9% from beyond the arc and 89.2% from the line … he has played in Cyprus, Israel, Russia, Turkey, South Korea, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Japan and China in a globetrotting career … San Miguel coach Leo Austria said last season's import Charles Rhodes is tied up in the Korean league so if Troy turns out to be as good as advertised, the Beermen will stick with the new recruit in defending the crown in the Commissioner's Cup which starts April 21 … Christian Standhardinger is finishing the ABL season before joining San Miguel in the 2nd conference @smbeermen @saginghilaw15 @pbaconnect