Fil-Am Joshua Munzon says Malaysia Dragons acted swiftly to sign him after Saigon cut
Joshua Munzon is set to make his Malaysia Dragons debut on Sunday, just days after being released by the Saigon Heat. Photo from ABL

JOSHUA Munzon looks forward to start a new chapter in his young Asean Basketball League (ABL) career as he suits up for the Westports Malaysia Dragons beginning on Sunday against the Kaohsiung Truth.

The 22-year-old Munzon confirmed he is set to play for the Dragons this weekend in Kaohsiung, just days after he was released by the Saigon Heat despite impressive performances in his first seven games with the ABL team.

Munzon admitted he was surprised that he was waived by the Heat soon after they lost to Alab Pilipinas, 99-77, last Friday at the Olivarez Sports Center in Paranaque City.

[See Saigon Heat let go of Munzon in puzzling move]

The 6-foot-4 guard bared that the Dragons came calling immediately after news of his release came out, with head coach Chris Thomas expressing his interest.

“Coach Thomas reached out and told me he loved my game and what I brought to the table and that he had to have me,” said Munzon.

Prior to being released by Saigon, Munzon was averaging 18.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and a league-best 4.1 steals.

Munzon is expected to bring his all-around game to the Dragons, who are looking to improve on their 2-6 win-loss card. Malaysia is currently sharing fourth spot with Kaohsiung in the team standings.

[See Munzon signs up with Malaysia Dragons]

The California State University-Los Angeles product feels he can fit well with the likes of Dragons world imports Skylar Spencer and Marcus Melvin, and heritage import Freddie Goldstein.

“I think I could be a great addition to the team and contribute to what they already have with Goldstein, Spencer, and Melvin,” said Munzon.

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