Saturday, January 7, 2012
New Prospect Import of Bmeg, Denzel Bowles To join Llamados
Denzel Bowles, a marquee import prospect who has been excelling in Europe, will be joining B-MEG for the Commissioner’s Cup, which enforces no height limits on imports.
Llamados coach Tim Cone confirmed that Bowles has been able to get out of his commitment with Siaulai, a club team from Lithuania which competes in the Elite Division of the Baltic Basketball league, to fly to the Philippines on January 15.
“He has an out built-in to his contract, which we explored,” wrote Cone in a text message to InterAKTV. The veteran coach earlier expressed concern that Bowles would not be available because of the contract.
“He was able to get out of his contract with his club team from Lithuania. Only some minor details are needed to be fixed and he should be good to come over.”
Adding Bowles is a coup for the Llamados, who are aching to bounce back from a shocking loss in the Philippine Cup quarterfinals at the hands of Powerade. Before plying his wares in Europe, the 6-foot-10, 260-lb. Bowles was a star for the US NCAA’s James Madison University, where Cone’s daughter Nikki currently attends for college.
In his last game for Siaulai, Bowles finished with 27 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in leading his squad to a 110-104 double overtime win over Rudupis. His contract with the club was originally set to expire in April.
Source: Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV