Petron Blaze has brought in a new import as a stop-gap solution for the injury of incumbent reinforcement Eddie Basden.
Marcus Faison, a product of Sienna college in New York and a veteran of many leagues in Europe, arrived Thursday morning to reinforce the Boosters in lieu of Basden, who is nursing a knee injury.
“We’ve seen some of the game tapes and we’re impressed, pero iba pa rin yung actual game,” said a highly-placed source from the team.
Petron had earlier auditioned another prospect, Paul Marigney, who didn’t live up to the coaching staff’s expectations.
The Boosters also considered tapping undersized Anthony Grundy, who led the team to the Governors’ Cup title last season, as well as former Sta. Lucia import anthony Johnson.
Petron is expected to inform the PBA about the import change Thursday, 24 hours before the team plunges to action against Rain or Shine at the Ynares Center to beging its semifinals campaign.
Faison, 34, last played for the Verviers-Prep in the Belgian League and averaged 10.9 points per game.
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