Justin Brownlee could only shake his head upon hearing the names of the prolific players who filled the naturalized player’s slot for Gilas Pilipinas.
Jordan Clarkson. Marcus Douthit. Andray Blatche. Even college star Ange Kouame comes with his own special resume.
“Man. I sure got big shoes to fill,” Brownlee said with a nervous chuckle during a chat with the Inquirer late Friday night.
Clarkson, the Utah Jazz star in the National Basketball Association is without doubt the best scorer the national basketball program has ever had. Douthit, meanwhile, spearheaded the dramatic victory over South Korea in the Fiba Asia Cup that launched the Philippines back into the World Cup. And in that 2014 edition of the global basketball showcase, Blatche helped Gilas Pilipinas nail a milestone victory.
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