TALK ‘N Text got even deeper after signing up veteran Jordanian national player Sam Daghles as its Asian import for the PBA Governors Cup.
The 35-year-old Daghles managed to pass the 6-3 height limit for Asian imports on Wednesday, having been officially measured at 6-2 &7/8 according to Talk ‘N Text assistant team manager Magnum Membrere.
“Yes, confirmed na po si Sam Daghles. He was measured at 6-2 & 7/8. Sinukatan siya kanina sa PBA (office),” Membrere told Spin.ph.
One of the best playmakers in Asia, the Midwestern State University alumnus played a key role in Jordan’s third-place finish in the 2009 Fiba-Asia men’s championship in Tianjin, as well as a runner-up placing two years later in Wuhan, China.
He played under coach Tab Baldwin in the 2011 edition of the tournament, where Jordan dropped a 70-69 loss to host China in the gold medal round.
Baldwin now handles Gilas Pilipinas.
Daghles, though, skipped the 2013 Fiba-Asia showpiece in Manila due to an ankle injury. The Jordanians could only place seventh in the Manila showpiece.
Daghles also made a name for himself after leading Fastlink sports club to the Jordanian Basketball League championship in 2007.
He was also named the MVP of the JBL in the 2004 and 2006 seasons while being voted the best playmaker in the 2006 Asian Club championship..
Daghles will be joining forces with American import Steffphon Pettigrew in the season-ending Governors Cup. Pettigrew was a former teammate of Barangay Ginebra forward Japeth Aguilar at Western Kentucky.