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Barangay Ginebra San Miguel has signed Drew Crawford, a young and athletic wingman, for the season- ending PBA Governors’ Cup set to start on July 15.
Crawford’s acquisition was confirmed by Ginebra coach Tim Cone, who saw the 6-foot-5 Crawford – son of NBA referee Dan Crawford – play in the US during a trip a few days ago.
“I scouted him in the (NBA) Summer League for the last two years,” said Cone. “I know him fairly well, saw him play a couple of times and I think he will fit in what we do. Hopefully in the next couple of days, next week, we don’t have a confirmed date yet when he is coming.”
Cone added: “He is a high-energy guy, plays the game hard, a wingman, he can play in and out, and a good defender. I also think he will be very behaved with the referees since his dad is a referee; he understands what the referees are going through.”
Ginebra initially planned to retain Commissioner’s Cup import and NBA veteran Othyus Jeffers, who averaged 19.50 points and 12 rebounds in the quarterfinals against eventual champion Rain or Shine, for the Governors’ Cup, but the unfortunate injury to Greg Slaughter may have scuttled the intent.