MANILA, Philippines—After unproductive campaigns overseas, Juan Gomez de Liaño and Kemark Cariño make their return home to play key roles as teammates on their new team.
Gomez de Liaño and Cariño are expected to lead Marinerong Pilipino in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup, which tips off Thursday.
Joining Gomez de Liaño and Cariño at Marinerong Pilipino are former La Salle guard Jollo Go and the core of Mapua, which made the finals in NCAA Season 97.
The former University of the Philippines standout appeared in just 17 games for Tokyo Z.
Cariño played 25 games in limited minutes for Aomori Wat’s also in the B.League Division 2.