Monday, October 23, 2017
Close  
sports / Basketball

Alab Pilipinas taps Ivan Johnson as import

sports / Basketball
  • share this

Alab Pilipinas taps Ivan Johnson as import

/ 08:54 PM September 19, 2017

FILE PHOTO – TNT Import Ivan Johnson. PBA IMAGES

Alab Pilipinas is bringing in the big guns this as it signed up Ivan Johnson as its first World Import for the coming Asean Basketball League season.

The menacing 6-foot-8 bruiser is undoubtedly a huge addition for the Philippine team and immediately propels the squad among the favorites.

Johnson has proven to be a winner having led TNT to a PBA title in the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

ADVERTISEMENT

The former NBA veteran returned to the PBA the following year, but was handed a lifetime ban, which was later downgraded to a one-year suspension by the league after disrespecting commissioner Chito Narvasa.

Johnson last saw action for Sagesse in the Lebanese Basketball League, where he averaged 17.3 points on 33 percent shooting from three, on top of 7.8 rebounds last season.

The 33-year-old, though, is expected to be in a better state of mind for the regional tournament with Jimmy Alapag, a respected figure not only in the Philippines but also in Asia, calling the shots for Alab.

So far, joining Johnson in the Alab Pilipinas roster are reigning ABL Local MVP Bobby Ray Parks and returning Heritage Import Lawrence Domingo.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: ABL, Alab Pilipinas, Asean Basketball League, Ivan Johnson, Jimmy Alapag, Lawrence Domingo
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.




© Copyright 1997-2016 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved