Brownlee itching to put Alab back on win track
By John Bryan Ulanday
Justin Brownlee is determined to lift Tanduay-Alab Pilipinas back in the win column when they go up against Mono Vampire today in the 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League in Bangkok, Thailand.
The 29-year old Philippine reinforcement settled for just 16 points in their last game as Alab’s three-game win streak was snapped by the visiting Singapore Slingers,90-80 on Wednesday in San Juan.
Two days after, the resident Philippine Basketball Association import for Barangay Ginebra saw the Kings take their first Philippine Cup loss, 94-77, to Blackwater, making it a losing spell he badly wants to end right away.
“Yeah, it’s kind of a losing streak for me, but hopefully I can help Alab get back on track in our next game,” the ABL World Import of the Week said.
However, it will be a tall order for Brownlee and Alab as Mono’s newest import Samuel Deguara who stands at 7’4 would surely be an obstacle for them.
“They changed imports and I think he’s 7’4 and 300 labels. So I guess we will have our hands full. We’re just gonna go there and play hard” Brownlee added.
And as teams are starting to hold their positions tight in the team standings with the season heating up, Alab just want to remain at the middle pack for now.
“The main focus is to fight back to .500. We are ready to get back,” he concluded.
Brownlee will be backstopped by fellow import Renaldo Balkman, alongside reigning Local Most Valuable Player Rayray Parks Jr.
Meanwhile, Filipino reinforcements Jason Brickman and Paul Zamar will lead the attack for Mono Vampire (6-3) which looks to book its fourth straight win.