Guiao: 'Lowhorn is like Henderson-Niles with better offense' | Inquirer Sports

Guiao: ‘Lowhorn is like Henderson-Niles with better offense’

/ 03:59 PM June 13, 2016

Dior Lowhorn played for the GlobalPort Batang Pier in 2014. PBA IMAGES

Dior Lowhorn played for the GlobalPort Batang Pier in 2014. PBA IMAGES

For Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao, his incoming import Dior Lowhorn reminds him a lot of his former reinforcement Pierre Henderson-Niles.

The Elasto Painters won the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup crown despite Henderson-Niles becoming the lowest-scoring import in PBA history.


Lowhorn and Henderson-Niles may be similar in terms of what they can offer being an inside operator, but Guiao believes his newest import could do much more.


“Lowhorn is like Henderson-Niles with better offense,” Guiao said.

In Lowhorn’s previous stints with Ginebra in 2013 and GlobalPort in 2014, the 6-foot-7 forward has proven himself as a vital contributor, someone who is capable of putting up huge double-doubles on a nightly basis.

The 29-year-old Lowhorn averaged 28.8 points, 11.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.2 blocks for the Batang Pier two seasons ago.

Guiao also sees Lowhorn as a right fit with Rain or Shine’s run-and-gun system.

“With our success in last conference, an inside presence like Lowhorn is the best fit for us. He is also more mobile and will be able to complement our running game,” he said.

Lowhorn  is hoping to have a deeper run this time out after his previous Governors’ Cup stints ended in quarterfinal exits.

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TAGS: 2016 Governors' Cup, Dior Lowhorn, import, PBA, Pierre Henderson-Niles, Rain or Shine, ROS, Yeng Guiao

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