Sammy Monroe joins KL Dragons, ex Halc.Xalapa - Feb 16, 2013
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Westsports KL Dragons (ASEAN) added to their roster 28-year old American forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry, agency: Prossin Sports Management). He supposed to play at Halc.Xalapa in Mexican LNBP. In 13 games this season he had 10.2ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.6apg. The last season Monroe played at Tenerife Baloncesto (LEB Silver, starting five) in Spanish league. In 24 games last year he was second best scorer with impressive 16.5ppg and averaged 7.7rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Silver All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention. The previous (10-11) season he played at Rochester RazorSharks in U.S. semi-pro league PBL. In 17 games that season he recorded 13.8ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.3apg and 1.2spg. Monroe also played at Potros (LNBP) in Mexico earlier that season. In 24 games that year he recorded very impressive stats: 15.7ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.8apg and 1.4spg. The other team he played shortly was Malvin (LUB) in Uruguayan league. In 5 games he recorded also great stats: 15.8ppg, 3.2rpg, 4.2apg, 3.2spg and 1.0bpg. In 2007 Monroe was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League) in ninth round (118th overall). The former Newberry College (NCAA Div.II) staris in his sixth season in pro basketball. The list of the past achievements is quite long as Monroe won PBL championship title in 2008, 2009 and 2011. He has played previously professionally in Philippines (Barako Bull) and D-League (Austin Toros). Monroe is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. On Monroe:
A big guard with skills who can also play the small forward position. He is a smooth and gifted scorer who creates well off the dribble and can knock down the perimeter shot. He has experience playing in Mexico and was one of the top scorers in the Philippines in 2010. During the ESL he showed his athleticism and he creative skills as a scorer either getting to the basket or knocking down jump shots.
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Asia-Basket.com All-ASEAN League Awards 2016 - 3 months ago
Finals MVP: Jason Brickman (181-PG-91) of KL Dragons; Player of the Year: Justin Howard (208-C-81) of Singapore S.; Best Guard: Jason Brickman (181-PG-91) of KL Dragons; Best Forward: Lenny Daniel (203-PF-87) of Saigon H.; Best Center: Justin Howard (208-C-81) of Singapore S.; Best Import Player: Justin Howard (208-C-81) of Singapore S.; Best Defensive Player: Christien Charles (216-F/C-81) of Hitech; Best Coach: Ariel Vanguardia of KL Dragons; 1st Team: P [read more]
Westports Malaysia Wins First Ever ABL Crown - 3 months ago
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Confetti fell from the sky, filling the rafters. On the basketball floor of the MABA stadium, fans mobbed center court, jumping and dancing alongside players. Jubilation filled the MABA Stadium, as the Westports Malaysia Dragons made history, defeating the Singapore Slingers, 77-65, grabbing their first ever ASEAN Basketball League crown. 'It's unbelievable,' Dragons Head Coach Ariel Vanguardia said of the achievement of his team this season. 'They're very young, but they fought hard. The... [read more]
Confetti fell from the sky, filling the rafters. On the basketball floor of the MABA stadium, fans mobbed center court, jumping and dancing alongside players. Jubilation filled the MABA Stadium, as the Westports Malaysia Dragons made history, defeating the Singapore Slingers, 77-65, grabbing their first ever ASEAN Basketball League crown. 'It's unbelievable,' Dragons Head Coach Ariel Vanguardia said of the achievement of his team this season. 'They're very young, but they fought hard. They're the hardest working team iIve ever coached.' Both teams came out slow to start the first quarter, perhaps trying to get rid of some nerves in this deciding Game 5. However buoyed by the hot start of Jason Brickman (181-PG-91, college: LIU Brooklyn) and Reggie Johnson (208-C-89, college: Miami, FL, agency: Three Eye Sports), the Dragons were the first out of the gate, holding a 16-9 lead after the first quarter. The Dragons set the tone early on, with their play signifying that this would be a slugfest, and both teams would bleed to earn their points. Alexander Xavier (198-G-88, college: S.Nazarene) was also saddled with two personal fouls early on. In the second quarter, Matthew Wright joined the scoring party for the Dragons, as he helped break open a tightly fought game. Behind the Dragons' Slash Brothers, Westports Malaysia opened up 12 point lead at the half, leading 37-25. The Slingers only shot 25% from the field, with only Justin Howard doing damage with 15 points. The rest of the Slingers could only combine for 10 points. Singapore tried to make a run in the 3rd quarter, as import Rosales Kris (183-G, college: Hope International) broke through and scored 12 points in the 3rd quarter. However the Dragons just had too much firepower for their neighbors. The trio of Brickman, Wright and Johnson held the fort for the Dragons, contributing to a 52-41 lead entering the final quarter of the season. Willed on by a boisterous home crowd, the Dragons continued the onslaught in the 4th quarter. There would be no last minute rallies or buzzer beaters by the Slingers. Their defense held up all the way until the end. Brickman was masterful orchestrating his team the entire game, and put the final touches on this game by scoring on a pretty floater and dishing to Calvin Godfrey (206-F-90, college: Memphis) for a monster dunk that got the MABA Stadium shaking in delight. Despite the valiant effort by the Slingers' Rosales and Howard, it wasn't enough as they had to watch the Dragons celebrate when the buzzer sounded. After the game, Jason Brickman was also named the 2015-2016 ABL Finals MVP. Brickman capped off a splendid series with his Game 5 totals of 22 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and two steals. For the entire series, he normed 13.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game. He was a floor general in every sense of the word. Reggie Johnson followed with 21 points and 10 rebounds, followed by Matthew Wright's 16 points. For the Slingers, Justin Howard let the way with 27 points and 10 rebounds. Rosales chipped in 22 points in the losing cause. They missed the production of Alexander Xavier, who fouled out of the game and only contributed five points and six rebounds. Compounding the dilemma was the offnight of noted scorers Wu Qingde (187-G-92) and reigning MVP Wong Wei Long, who combined to only score six points on 1/21 shooting. Despite the painful loss, the Slingers can rest in the knowledge that they had a fantastic season, making it to the Finals and stretching the eventual champions to sudden death. But this season, the Dragons showed that they learned from the painful loss in last year's Finals. They were able to close it out against a tough foe, and did just enough to earn their first championship in the ABL. Congratulations to the Westports Malaysia Dragons, the 2015-2016 ASEAN Basketball League Champions! Courtesy of: aseanbasketballleague.com
Round 4 of Finals. Slingers even the series - 3 months ago
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Singapore S. - KL Dragons 75-73 Singapore Slingers forced the fifth game in the championship series. They beat KL Dragons to even the title series at 2-2. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-73. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Justin Howard (208-81, college: Mercer) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 31 points and 13 rebounds. The... [read more]
Singapore Slingers forced the fifth game in the championship series. They beat KL Dragons to even the title series at 2-2. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-73. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Justin Howard (208-81, college: Mercer) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 31 points and 13 rebounds. The other American import guard Xavier Alexander (198-88, college: S.Nazarene) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. American forward Calvin Godfrey (203-90, college: Memphis) replied with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 15 rebounds and 6 blocks and Canadian guard Matthew Wright (193-91, college: St.Bonaventure) added 23 points in the effort for KL Dragons. Top scorers: Singapore S.: J.Howard 31+13reb+1ast, X.Alexander 15+11reb+7ast, Q.Wu 10+3reb+2ast, W.Long Wong 8+3reb+1ast, K.Rosales 6+6reb+5ast, O.Desmond 3 KL Dragons: C.Godfrey 25+15reb+1ast, M.Wright 23+4reb+1ast, R.Johnson 12+12reb+3ast, J.Brickman 6+4reb+4ast, S.Fai Loh 3+2reb+1ast, W.Seng Wong 2+1reb+1ast
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