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    Globalport taps Joshua Smith's former teammate at Georgetown as import

    Jul 10, 2017
    Franz Pumaren and his coaching staff along with team manager Bonnie Tan present import Jabril Trawick his No. 9 Globalport jersey. Photo from Bonnie Tan's Instagram account

    A former teammate of Joshua Smith at Georgetown will serve as Globalport’s import in the PBA Governors Cup.

    Former Hoya Jabril Trawick arrived in the country early Monday morning, giving him at least a week more to practice with the Batang Pier in time for the season-ending conference that kicks off on July 19.

    Trawick and Smith, who led TnT Katropa to a runner-up finish behind San Miguel in the last Commissioner’s Cup, played together under coach John Thompson III from 2013-15.

    A native of Pennsylvania, the 25-year-old American averaged 9.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.4 assists during his senior year with the school, where he was also the second player with the most number of minutes for Georgetown that same campaign.

    He led the team with a 40.7 percent shooting accuracy from three-point distance, making him a deadly perimeter partner with two-time league scoring leader Terrence Romeo.

    Trawick’s presence likewise covers whatever outside shooting the Batang Pier lost in the Von Pessumal-Arnold Van Opstal trade.

    Trawick, listed at 6-foot-5, already attended Globalport practice later in the afternoon, where he was officially welcomed by the coaching staff led by Franz Pumaren and presented his No. 9 jersey by team manager Bonnie Tan.

    Despite his impressive college credentials, he was left untouched during the 2015 NBA draft.

    He later took his act to the NBA D-League and played for Sioux Falls Skyforce, who he helped lead to a championship during the 2015-16 season when they beat the Los Angeles D-Fenders in the finals, 2-1.

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    Franz Pumaren and his coaching staff along with team manager Bonnie Tan present import Jabril Trawick his No. 9 Globalport jersey. Photo from Bonnie Tan's Instagram account
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