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    Globalport eyeing Morgan as Sharpe heads home

    Mar 19, 2013
    Disgraced Globalport import Walter Sharpe is heading home on Wednesday after a nightmarish stint in the pro league. Jerome Ascano

    GLOBALPORT is looking to bring in former Georgia State Panther Sylvester Morgan as replacement for the axed Walter Sharpe in time for its game against Air21 on Saturday.

    The Batang Pier have four days to bring in a new import following owner Mikee Romero's decision to drop Sharpe for conduct "unbecoming of a professional player' after he was photographed sleeping in a parking lot shared by a row of bars in Pasig City early Monday morning.

    Team insiders told Spin.ph Globalport officials have already sent an offer to Morgan, who they expect to arrive as early as Wednesday or Thursday at the latest, giving him two days of practice with the team prior to the Express game on Saturday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    Sharpe, meantime, is set to return to the US on Wednesday.

    The globe-trotting 6-10 forward averaged 10.8 points and 8.9 rebounds with the Panthers, but scouts report his game has improved tremendously owing to his stints in Japan, Lithuania, and Ukraine.

    Aside from Morgan, another Globalport prospect is former Saigon Heat import Jonathan Jones.

    Meanwhile, PBA media bureau chief Willie Marcial said Globalport will not be fined even if they show up without an import on Saturday, owing to the 'special circumstances' surrounding Sharpe's departure.

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    Disgraced Globalport import Walter Sharpe is heading home on Wednesday after a nightmarish stint in the pro league. Jerome Ascano
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