COLUMBIAN Dyip's new import isn't expected to have a hard time blending in with his new team as Lester Prosper will have a fellow SUNY Old Westbury alum alongside him in this new foray.
Rashawn McCarthy is hoping the Dyip would get a big boost from his fellow Panther after Columbian opted to replace Kyle Barone.
"I suggested him," the Fil-Am guard said. "They had about a couple guys they were gonna choose from, so I gave his name cause he's been playing pro. If we can give an opportunity to someone, why not?"
Prosper arrived in the Philippines on Tuesday.
He spent four years in Old Westbury, graduating in 2011 and going pro. He last played for the Worcester Wolves in the British Basketball League in the United Kingdom.
McCarthy, meanwhile, spent his last two years of college in the New York campus, graduating in 2013.
Though they never really played with each other in their time with the Panthers, McCarthy knows how good Prosper is.
"I've seen him play personally, but it's been a while, actually. I've seen of his film from the UK League and we got to see if he still has it," he said of the 30-year-old slotman.
And McCarthy is keeping his fingers crossed that Prosper will be the timely tonic Columbian needs as it sits at a 1-3 slate this 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup.
"He's a hardworker, so as long as he plays hard, I think he should be fine," he said.
Prosper will make his debut on Sunday against Magnolia.