Sunday, January 30, 2011

Yulon testing imports


Yulon started to test several imports this week. The first of three was Nigerian-born Samuel Ekwe, who only had 8 points and 7 rebounds in his first game Friday. Ekwe and Yulon head coach Zhang Xuelei cited jet lag for the subpar performance. But I'm not sure whether Ekwe will get a second chance, since Yulon will be testing two more --Jermaine Dailey (200cm) from University of Illinois-Chicago and Jason McCoy (206cm) from Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Ekwe's profile is listed below:

Samuel Ekwe
Height: 203cm / 6'8''
Position: Center
Born: March 16, 1984
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
2008, October: Applied for Philippinean citizenship

San Beda College (Philippines)
2005-2006: San Beda College (Philippines-University League)
2006-2007: San Beda College (Philippines-University League)
2007: Magnolia Spinners (Philippines-PBL), left in May
2007, May: PBL Selection Team (exhibition team) played friendly series vs. Philippines NT
2008, April: Philippnes Selection at the SABA Champions Cup
2011: Santa Barbara Breakers (WCBL)