Team Mighty Sports-Philippines arrived in Dubai on Thursday, oozing with the self-belief that it’ll get the activity accomplished this time within the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championships.
Handled via Charles Tiu and beefed up with the aid of 3 American reinforcements that consist of former Los Angeles Lakers celebrity Lamar Odom, Mighty Sports is seeking to redeem itself after a forgettable debut years ago. At the same time, it simplest had one victory to show in 8 fits.
Odom’s triple lifts Mighty Sports past Magnolia
Mighty Sports defeated the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok, 98-ninety seven, in a track-up match at Ronac gymnasium Tuesday to move 2-zero in exhibition games.
Lamar Odom is just happy to be playing again.
The former Lakers big-name relishes the possibility to restart his basketball career after his brush with death a few years in the past.
Mighty Sports hopes to win the Dubai tourney with Odom in tow
Lamar Odom has joined the Mighty Sports Philippines squad preparing for the upcoming Dubai International Basketball Championship from February 1 to nine.
The crew will have an instantaneous danger to prove it’s miles as desirable as advertised. At the same time, Mighty Sports increases the curtains inside the prestigious 10-group event in opposition to fellow Group A member American University in Dubai on Friday night at 7 p.M. (11 p.M. Manila time) inside the Shabab Al Ahli Club.
“We barely have any scouting report on who we will be going through proper on the whole day. However, I am optimistic that we’re more than prepared to do nicely to make our fellow countrymen right here proud,” said Mighty Sports team proprietor Alex Wongchuking.
Resident Barangay Ginebra import Justin Brownlee is decided to exhibit his scoring prowess on his 2nd excursion of responsibility. At the same time, Chinese league veteran Randolph Morris is expected to offer sufficient presence within the lane for the crew.
“I am anticipating not anything less than a hard grind. Every game here is important, so we ought to hold our collective attention on the challenge handy. How we can perform within the first game will set the tone for our campaign,” stated Tiu, younger brother of currently retired Rain or Shine big-name shield, Chris.
Mighty Sports will barely have 24 hours to recharge and get better as it takes on host UAE countrywide team on Saturday night time, also at 7 p.M., earlier than it squares off with ambitious Homenetmen-Lebanon on Sunday at nine p.M.
The Philippine-based squad will subsequently get a breather on Monday earlier than it closes out its initial round campaign against Al Wahda-Syria on Tuesday at nine p.M.
Pooled in Group B are Al Riyadi-Lebanon, Sports Club Beirut-Lebanon, Sala-Morocco, Al Nift-Iraq, and the Jordan national group.
The 10 protagonists are divided into two companies and could be discerned in a single-spherical preliminary. Only the top four teams from each aspect will strengthen the knockout levels, starting with the crossover quarterfinals on Thursday, February 7.
The winners of those pairings will make it to the semis on Friday, and the two survivors will parent in a winner-take-all showdown on the final day on Saturday, February nine.
The Fast-rising University of the Philippines defends Juan Gomez de Liano is expected to gain a percentage of the spotlight even as ABL veteran playmaker Jason Brickman is worked up to copy his strong showing that helped Mighty Sports clinch the Jones Cup title through an 8-game sweep returned in 2016.
Touted Fil-Am recruits Jeremiah Gray and Roosevelt Adams are sure to strut their wares even as former pros Joseph Yeo, TY Tang, and ex-Gin King stalwart Jett Manuel are determined to make their presence felt too.
Collegiate standouts, such as La Salle’s Santi Santillan, St. Benilde’s Justin Gutang, and National University’s Troy Rike, can also contribute with beginner league star Gab Banal.
Former national group mentor and multi-titled PBA tactician Jong Uichico will serve as Charles Tiu’s deputy alongside former Xavier star Woody Co and Ateneo’s Dean Castano, with Edrick Ferrer serving as the assistant group supervisor.
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