Beermen gets NBA starter as reinforcement


Posted at Mar 01 2014 06:03 PM | Updated as of Mar 02 2014 02:03 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The San Miguel Beermen will be bringing in former NBA player Josh Boone as their import for the coming PBA Commissioner’s Cup which begins on March 5.

The 6'10" Boone started for the New Jersey Nets in the 2007-2008 NBA season, according to the PBA website. There, he averaged 8.2 points and 7.3 rebounds in 70 games.

Boone will be teaming up with June Mar Fajardo and Arwind Santos when they open the Beermen’s campaign against the Meralco Bolts on March 7.

Manning the helm will be newly appointed coach Biboy Ravanes, who took over the reins left by now San Miguel Beer team manager Gee Abanilla.

Meanwhile, Barako Bull acquired Joshua Dollard as a replacement import for Dwayne Chism.

Chism was supposed to play for the Energy Cola, but failed to settle his contract dispute with his former team in Hungary.

The 6'7" Dollard will come in as the smallest import in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

Air21 and Meralco, the last two placers in the recent Philippine Cup, are allowed to hire imports with a maximum height of 6'11" while the rest have a 6'9" ceiling.

Alaska has Rob Dozier, Barangay Ginebra has Leon Rodgers, while Air21 will be fielding Herve Lamizana.

Completing the imports list are Evan Brock of GlobalPort, Alexander McLean of Rain or Shine, James Mays of San Mig Coffee, Richard Howell of Talk n Text and Brian Butch of Meralco.