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    Henry Walker, Justin Brownlee eyed to perk up Alab Pilipinas campaign in ABL

    Dec 29, 2017
    Henry Walker and, possibly, Justin Brownlee could suit up for Alab in the ABL.

    TWO of the most prolific imports in the last PBA Governors Cup are being eyed to beef up the campaign of Tanduay-Alab Pilipinas in the Asean Basketball League (ABL).

    Henry Walker and possibly, Justine Brownlee are being brought on board for Alab in the hope of turning the team's fortunes around after a flat start in the regional league.

    The Philippine team currently holds a 1-3 record, its lone win coming just two weeks ago against Formosa Dreamers, 78-61.

    Reggie Okosa played his final game for Alab against the Dreamers and will be replaced by Walker, the former Boston Celtic who steered Blackwater to the playoffs of the PBA's season-ending conference last September.

    According to sources, tapping the services of Walker already has the blessing of Blackwater team owner Dioceldo Sy, who plans to make the 6-foot-6 native of Virginia the Elite's resident import.

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      Brownlee's name cropped up as possible replacement for the Ivan Johnson, the former TnT import who is currently nursing back spasms and didn't play in Alab's game against Formosa.

      Coach Jimmy Alapag, sources said, is having second thoughts of letting Johnson go, although the uncertainty of his health status could force him to eventually give up on the import, who helped the Katropa win the 2015 Commissioner's Cup title.

      But like Johnson, Brownlee is also a proven winner.

      The soft-spoken import powered Barangay Ginebra to back-to-back Governors Cup championships, twice at the expense of Allen Durham and the Meralco Bolts.

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      Alab is reportedly now scrambling to have Walker and Brownlee to come over in time for the team's game against Malaysia Dragons on January 3.

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