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Justin Brownlee now missing in action from Alab Pilipinas

    MANILA, Philippines – Justin Brownlee’s long-awaited return with San Miguel Alab Pilipinas has yet again been pushed back. A well-placed source has revealed to Rappler on Sunday, February 23, that the fan favorite reinforcement has repeatedly failed to follow through on the team’s attempts to bring him back ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerFeb 23rd, 2020

Justin Brownlee now missing in action from Alab Pilipinas

    MANILA, Philippines – Justin Brownlee’s long-awaited return with San Miguel Alab Pilipinas has yet again been pushed back. A well-placed source has revealed to Rappler on Sunday, February 23, that the fan favorite reinforcement has repeatedly failed to follow through on the team’s attempts to bring him back ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

Alab blasts Vietnam amid Brownlee controversy

      MANILA, Philippines – No Justin Brownlee, no problem. Despite missing the services of its returning World Import for the second straight game, San Miguel Alab Pilipinas defended home court with an emphatic 99-79 win against the Saigon Heat at Sta Rosa, Laguna on Sunday, February 23. (READ:  Justin Brownlee now missing in action from Alab Pilipinas ).....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

ABL 10: Brownlee missing in action for Alab Pilipinas

STA. ROSA, LAGUNA – Justin Brownlee’s first game back for San Miguel Alab Pilipinas will still have to wait. Brownlee will miss his second straight game for the Filipinos ever since being announced for a return a week ago. The American reinforcement had been slated to suit up for the Philippine team in its matchup opposite Saigon, Sunday inside the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex here, but missed multiple flights. According to members of team management who requested anonymity, Alab had already provided a ticket for Brownlee as early as last Monday, but it was left unclaimed. Management then rebooked a flight for last Wednesday, but that was also left unused by Ginebra’s resident import. Brownlee was then said to have assured the Filipinos that he would be arriving on Sunday morning, but all of a sudden backed out without disclosing his reasons. As of right now, the Philippine team is still holding on to his commitment, but remains in the dark about what exactly is going on with him. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

Brownlee, Alab Fil-Ams fly out of country as ABL suspends season

Justin Brownlee is yet to play a single game in his supposed return to San Miguel Alab Pilipinas - and now, it is yet to be determined if he ever will. Brownlee, fellow World Imports John Fields and Nick King, and the team's three Filipino-Americans are headed home to the US on Friday after getting the green light from the Philippine team to do so. This comes with the announcement that the ABL is suspending its season indefinitely due to COVID-19. Brownlee had been announced to supposedly be back in action for the Filipinos as early as February 19, but missed two games due to personal reasons. Since then, the regional league has rescheduled its playdates and now, ordered a pause in play because of the continued spread of COVID-19. With that, Alab's three imports as well as Jason Brickman, Lo Domingo, Miah Gray, and Jordan Heading are flying out of the Philippines with team management wishing them a safe flight. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 13th, 2020

Brownlee finally joins Alab Pilipinas after delayed return

MANILA, Philippines – Alab Pilipinas' long wait for Justin Brownlee is over. The champion import finally joined the team in practice after missing back-to-back games in the ASEAN Basketball League – fueling Alab Pilipinas' late push for the top spot in the standings.  Brownlee was all smiles as he hit the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2020

Alapag still hopeful for Brownlee return to Alab Pilipinas in ABL 10

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas does not know what exactly is going on with Justin Brownlee. “We really don't know his status right now with the team,” head coach Jimmy Alapag said after the Filipinos found a way to win even though they were missing Brownlee for the second straight game. “He was supposed to be here for the Malaysia game (last Wednesday), but he's not. I wish I had a more detailed answer.” The only certainty is that the Philippine team is still holding on to the American reinforcement’s commitment. "Hopefully, we address the import situation and find out whether or not Justin's gonna be with us. We're all hopeful, but that's pretty much the only thing we can do right now," their young mentor said. Along with that, they are also hoping that all is well and good with Brownlee in terms of whatever it is he has been going through. As Coach Jimmy put it, "My biggest concern is making sure he's okay because we haven't had much contact with him. Hopefully, he gets his way to Manila soon." Alab will have one week to figure out its next move - whether that be with or without their third World Import - with their next assignment being a rematch with Saigon in Vietnam on Sunday. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

Still Brownlee-less Alab turns down Heat for bounce back win in ABL 10

STA. ROSA, LAGUNA - Still missing its third reinforcement, San Miguel Alab Pilipinas leaned on total team effort to get back on track in the 2019-2020 Asean Basketball League. Lo Domingo led four Filipinos in double-digits as they proved they can take Saigon’s Heat, 99-79, Sunday at Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex here. After a close first five minutes, Domingo energized the Philippines into taking control of the contest. And behind a 31-point second quarter, they would cruise to a much-needed mighty rebound that raises their record to 10-6. In the end, Doningo had 18 points, six rebounds, two blocks, two steals, and two assists to his name. The team captain was flanked by Sam Deguara and Nick King, still Alab’s only two reinforcements, with the former finishing with 23 points and eight rebounds and the latter ending with 20 markers and 15 boards of his own. The team’s third World Import, Justin Brownlee, missed his second straight game due to still undisclosed reasons. BOX SCORES SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS 99 - Deguara 23, King 20, Domingo 18, Brickman 10, Vigil 8, Ganuelas-Rosser 8, Heading 7, Rangel 5. SAIGON HEAT 79 - Thompson 36, Tran 18, White 13, Taylor 7, Q. Nguyen 3, Dierker 2, Young 0, Dinh 0, Waale 0, T. Nguyen 0. QUARTER SCORES: 25-17, 56-36, 75-56, 99-79. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

Brownlee back in action for Alab

Justin Brownlee makes his anticipated return as Alab Pilipinas seeks to bounce back against cellar-dweller Saigon Heat in the ASEAN Basketball League tonight at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2020

Kuala Lumpur blasts Alab Pilipinas as Brownlee debut delayed

      MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel Alab Pilipinas surely could have used the services of star returnee Justin Brownlee at the  ASEAN Basketball League in Malaysia as the Kuala Lumpur Dragons soared to a 92-80 blowout at the MABA Stadium on Wednesday, February 19.  Due to Brownlee missing ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2020

ABL 10: Alab Pilipinas travels to Kuala Lumpur

Game on Wednesday at MABA Stadium 8:00 p.m. - Alab Pilipinas vs Kuala Lumpur Dragons San Miguel Alab Pilipinas is nothing but determined to put an end to its roller-coaster ride in the 2019-2020 Asean Basketball League. They hope to do just that at the expense of the Malaysia Dragons, Wednesday at MABA Stadium. The Pinoy side will have to wait one more game before getting super-import Justin Brownlee back however.  The Philippines is out for back-to-back wins starting 8:00 p.m. and, as always, all of the action will be on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and livestream......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2020

PB(A)BL: Christian Standhardinger adds to own hype with Hong Kong stop

Not all players take the same route going to the PBA, each player will have his own story to tell. This series will be about those who chose a different path, those who had to hustle overseas at one point in their careers before eventually landing in the PBA. Here, we take a look at current big-name PBA players who spent some time in the other major basketball league with Philippine teams in the region: the Asean Basketball League. They don’t have to play for a Filipino team, after all, the ABL is a great place where Filipino talents can shine even while playing for other countries. [Related: PB(A)BL: Like a Dragon, Matthew Wright brought fire in Malaysia's dream season] The penultimate entry to the series is about Christian Standhardinger and impressive season with Hong Kong Eastern.   Stop and Go Christian Standhardinger became one of the busiest basketball players in the region by the time he travelled to Manila in mid-2017 following his call-up to Gilas Pilipinas. The Fil-German forward became the national team’s de facto naturalized player during that year’s Jones Cup, FIBA-Asia Cup, and SEA Games. After Gilas was removed from medal contention in the FIBA-Asia Cup in Lebanon, Standhardinger left to join the SEA Games team in Kuala Lumpur. In between, Standhardinger found the time to sign with the ABL’s Hong Kong Eastern and make himself available for the PBA Draft (more on that later). Standhardinger officially debuted for Hong Kong Eastern on November 19 2017, scoring 26 points and grabbing 14 rebounds in a win against Alab Pilipinas. Hong Kong entered the 2017-2018 season as defending champions and with Standhardinger, the team obviously targeted back-to-back titles. Unfortunately, HK couldn’t keep its success against Alab. Despite taking home-court advantage, Hong Kong got swept in the semifinals by the Philippine team led by Justin Brownlee and Renaldo Balkman. Alab would go on to win the championship, beating Mono Vampire in five games. Standhardinger played a total of 22 games in his lone ABL season for Hong Kong, shooting 50 percent from the field for 22.5 points per game on top of 11.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.3 steals. He had his most productive outing in Thailand, posting 40 points, 17 rebounds, three assists, and five steals in a Hong Kong win over Mono Vampire.   Gilas to ABL to PBA Christian Standhardinger officially made his Gilas debut in July 2017 in the Jones Cup and would eventually help the team to a fourth-place finish. Exactly one month after his Gilas debut, it was reported that he would suit up for Hong Kong Eastern. In early September, Standhardinger declared for the PBA Draft and was taken first overall by the Beermen on October 29, 2017. The Draft became infamous as San Miguel made a deal with Kia to acquire the number 1 pick. The deal, approved by then PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa, caused enough controversy that the PBA Board actually separated into two separate factions. The deal also paved the way for Narvasa’s resignation and Willie Marcial stepping in to become the new PBA Commissioner. But back to Standhardinger, CS didn’t immediately join the Beermen as less than a month after the PBA Draft, the ABL season would start. After months of anticipation, Standhardinger finally debuted for San Miguel in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup but the Beermen failed to defend their mid-season title, losing to Ginebra in the Finals. Despite a rocky stint with San Miguel, CS would win two championships with the team in the 2019 season. But even as the Beermen went through all that trouble to acquire the rights to pick him first, Standhardinger only lasted four full conferences with the team. Standhardinger’s trade away from San Miguel made big news late in 2019, but the move pretty much “freed” the hard-working forward. With Northport Standhardinger led the Batang Pier to the Governors’ Cup semifinals, having a better finish than San Miguel. CS also won his first-ever Best Player of the Conference award after an incredible breakout performance for his new team.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 8th, 2020

Coach Jimmy says Alab s fire to be continued

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas was just getting ready to turn up the heat in the 2019-2020 Asean Basketball League before the season was suspended indefinitely. As such, the Filipinos are yet to unleash their fired up, new-look squad led by Justin Brownlee and John Fields who were then supposed to be flanked by fellow World Import Nick King and locals Jason Brickman, Lo Domingo, and Miah Gray. Unfortunately, the continued spread of COVID-19 had other plans and a cloud of uncertainty hovers above the regional league with at least one team already expressing their intention to skip the rest of the season should it resume. In a statement, Thailand's Mono Vampire announced it has made "one of the most difficult decisions." "We need to be responsible in complying with government policies to stop all sporting events in order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Therefore, we have decided not to participate in the remaining games of this season," the Thai team said. In that light, Alab head coach Jimmy Alapag has already taken time to show love for his team.         View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Jimmy Alapag (@jalapag3) on Mar 16, 2020 at 12:52am PDT "Never expected our season to come to such an abrupt end," he said in his post. "Would've loved to see this team on the court together. They deserved it!" Make no mistake, though, coach Jimmy said this is far from the end of the road for the Philippine team. "To be continued," he concluded after also thanking their fans. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 17th, 2020

Brownlee re-debuts for Alab March 8, plays first home game March 10

Justin Brownlee is finally formally back with San Miguel Alab Pilipinas, but his first game in the 2019-2020 Asean Basketball League will still have to wait. Brownlee was already all set to re-debut in the regional league on Sunday when the Filipinos were supposed to travel to Vietnam for a matchup opposite the Saigon Heat. That game, however, along with their matchup opposite Hong Kong on Wednesday, has been postponed due to COVID-19. "The ABL is adamant in following all travel restrictions imposed by governments of our member-countries," the league said in a statement on Friday. This is the second time several games have been rescheduled due to COVID-19. With that, Alab's next assignment will now be an away game against the Singapore Slingers on March 8. There, Brownlee and fellow new World Import John Fields will finally suit up for them. The two will then play their first game at home against the Kuala Lumpur Dragons on March 10 inside Laguna's Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2020

Minus Brownlee, Alab whips Saigon

Even without Justin Brownlee, Alab Pilipinas still got the job done, a 99-79 trashing of bottom-ranked Saigon Heat, to get back on track in the ASEAN Basketball League last Sunday at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

Brownlee-less Alab yields to Kuala Lumpur Dragons

A Justin Brownlee-less Alab Pilipinas fell to the Kuala Lumpur Dragons, 80-92, at the ASEAN Basketball League on Wednesday at the MABA Stadium in Malaysia......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2020

ABL 10: Alab looking ahead to Brownlee return after losing to KL anew

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas went down once more to Kuala Lumpur as the connection of Jason Brickman and Sam Deguara went offline in an 80-92 loss, Wednesday at MABA Stadium. This latest loss is the Filipinos' third in the last six games and sends them to 9-6 in the standings. Brickman just had four points and nine assists in this one while Deguara was cut down to size and only wound up with four markers and eight rebounds. Nick King topped the scoring column with 28 points, but all but 11 of those came in the final frame when the game was all but decided already. Even as their roller-coaster ride continues, however, the Philippines remains upbeat especially as Justin Brownlee will finally join the team on Sunday up against Saigon. BOX SCORES KUALA LUMPUR DRAGONS 92 -- Artino 29, Davis 26, Bell 11, Lepichev 11, Ting 7, Chin 4, Tem 3, Loh 1, Wong 0, Tan 0. SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS 80 -- King 28, Heading 26, Domingo 6, Caracut 5, Brickman 4, Deguara 4, Vigil 3, Gray 2, Ganuelas-Rosser 2, Rangel 0. QUARTER SCORES: 23-12, 46-32, 77-55, 92-80......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2020

Justin Brownlee set for Alab Pilipinas return

Justin Brownlee set for Alab Pilipinas return INQUIRER.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020

Brownlee re-ignites flame for Alab Pilipinas in ABL 10

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas will enter the stretch run of the 2019-2020 Asean Basketball League by adding a big-time weapon to its arsenal. The Filipino representatives in the regional league will be welcoming back with open arms Justin Brownlee, team owner Charlie Dy confirmed on Sunday. Brownlee will take the place of struggling Prince Williams and take the lead alongside 7-foot-5 Sam Deguara and scoring machine Nick King as the Philippines tries to improve on its 9-5 record. Two seasons ago, the American wing joined forces with Renaldo Balkman and Ray Parks Jr. in Alab's breakthrough championship. Now, he is expected to bring back his per game counts from that title run of 21.8 points, 10.2 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1.6 blocks. According to Dy, Brownlee will be in the country on Monday and will debut against the Kuala Lumpur Dragons on Wednesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020

Justin Brownlee returns to Alab Pilipinas

    MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel Alab Pilipinas has been battling inconsistency all season long in the ASEAN Basketball League. But soon enough, that problem may soon be fixed.  That’s because former ABL champion Justin Brownlee has signed on to return to the team, as confirmed by squad owner ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020

Alab definitely interested in re-signing Justin Brownlee

MANILA, Philippines – It seems the Philippines just can’t get enough of Justin Brownlee. Days after Barangay Ginebra San Miguel clinched the 2019-2020 PBA Governors’ Cup title, Alab Pilipinas team owner Charlie Dy made it clear he is intent on signing his former import to stay and play for the country. "We’re ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 21st, 2020