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Fil-American guard Jason Brickman takes his final step towards achieving his PBA dream after enlisting his name in the PBA D-League draft set Dec. 20 at the PBA Café in Metrowalk, Pasig City.
The 6-foot-0 Brickman is considered as one of the most intriguing prospects of the draft after suiting up for the Westports Malaysia Dragons in the ASEAN Basketball League and Mighty Sports-Philippines in two international tournaments this year.
Brickman, 25, played college ball at the Long Island University in New York and had club stints in Russia and Germany before joining the Dragons under current Phoenix Fuel Masters coach Ariel Vanguardia.
It was in the ABL where Brickman drew the attention of hardcore Filipino basketball followers as he averaged 13.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 10.7 assists before winning the Finals Most Valuable Player award after the Dragons beat the Singapore Slingers in the best-of-five title series.
Brickman then served as the playmaker of the Mighty Sports squad that captured the William Jones Cup title followed by a runner-up finish in the Merlion Cup.
Also enlisting his name is San Beda’s Davon Potts, who normed 15.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in leading the Red Lions to the NCAA championship last October.
Another notable Fil-American in the list is Robbie Herndon, the former San Francisco State wingman who beat Willie Miller in this year’s Red Bull King of the Rock tournament in Manila.
Fil-Swedish Andreas Cahilig, who saw action for EARIST in this year’s NAASCU, is also in the list of Fil-foreign applicants, who must submit necessary papers to the PBA in order to be cleared to play.
The 2017 season of the PBA D-League begins with the Aspirants’ Cup on Jan. 19.