Tue. Jun 25th, 2024

Ginebra’s Justin Brownlee vs Meralco’s Tony Bishop Jr. PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines–Barangay Ginebra will parade former Meralco import Tony Bishop to fill the sneakers of Justin Brownlee on a short lived foundation for the PBA Commissioner’s Cup which begins in November.

Coach Tim Cone confirmed tapping Bishop in an interview with CNN Philippines’ Sports activities Desk on Friday after days of speculations about Brownlee’s return as import since failing a doping check whereas enjoying for Gilas Pilipinas within the Hangzhou Asian Video games.

Bishop is about to reach this weekend, in time for Monday’s observe, Cone stated on the identical tv program.

“He was the man we had such a troublesome time with,” stated Cone.

Cone was referring to the time when Bishop served as Meralco’s reinforcement within the 2022 Governors’ Cup, however ended up dropping to Brownlee and Ginebra within the Finals.

Bishop averaged 25.7 factors, 13.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.7 steals for the Bolts.

Brownlee examined constructive for banned substance associated to hashish use throughout Gilas’ historic run to the Asiad gold.

The long-time Ginebra import opted to not attraction the consequence, and is awaiting an official sanction from basketball’s world governing physique Fiba.

A ban, relying on the size, will doubtless embody Brownlee being barred from enjoying within the PBA, thus the necessity for Ginebra to faucet one other import.

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