Powerade taps NBA vet McCants as import


Posted at May 03 2012 07:01 PM | Updated as of May 04 2012 03:01 AM

MANILA, Philippines – NBA veteran Rashad McCants will be suiting up as the import of the Powerade Tigers for the season-ending Governors Cup of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

McCants is set to arrive in the country this week, just in time to get himself acclimated before the Governors Cup starts on May 20.

“I’m hoping that Rashad will be able to help our team realize our goal of getting into the finals again,” Powerade head coach Bo Perasol told PBA.ph

The Tigers made it to the finals of the PBA Philippine Cup, but did not qualify for the playoffs in the Commissioner’s Cup.

McCants played for the University of North Carolina during his college career, helping the Tar Heels win the 2005 NCAA championship.

He was drafted 14th overall in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He also played for the Sacramento Kings before eventually ending up in a Puerto Rican league.

Aside from McCants, Jason Forte (Alaska Milk), Tim Pickett (Meralco) and Paul Harris (Talk 'N Text) will be making their return to the PBA.

Cedric Bozeman (Ginebra), Marqus Blakely (B-Meg), Zach Graham (Air21) and Jamelle Cornley (Rain or Shine) will also be playing in the upcoming conference.