BRIAN Williams is hoping to have made a good enough impression for GlobalPort to sign him as its import for the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
The burly American slotman registered 15 points in the Batang Pier’s 112-101 loss to Meralco in a tune-up game on Saturday in only his second day reporting for duty.
“I’m not sure yet (if I’ve made a good impression),” Williams admitted in a short chat with Spin.ph after the game. “I haven’t been here long enough.”
“But I hope they keep me and we just keep moving forward and improving,” he was quick to add.
The former San Miguel Beer import in the Asean Basketball League flashed some decent post moves and kick-out passing from the low block, but missed most of his free throws against the Bolts.
“I just got off a 36-hour flight,” explained Williams, who came from Argentina. “I got no legs… I haven’t even slept yet.”
Batang Pier team manager Bonnie Tan was hesitant to answer if they’re going to commit to Williams.
“We’re still testing him,” he said after the game. “We’ll let you know pag sure na.”
The Batang Pier open their campaign on Friday against Mahindra.
Williams, the former Tennessee standout who’s listed at 6’10”, believes he can mesh well with the team’s backcourt led by Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle, who registered 20 points apiece against the Bolts.
“We’ve got great guards and we’re great offensively,” Williams said. “We just need to work on the defensive end and I think we could be a really good team.”