After four games in the seventh ASEAN Basketball League, Alab Pilipinas have officially parted ways with foreign reinforcements Seungjun Lee and Dongjun Lee.
Alab’s firing of the two Korean-Americans was confirmed by head coach Mac Cuan and such move now puts the team in search of new foreign reinforcements to bolster their bid this season.
“Upon evaluation and seeing the competition management decided to get an import to address rebounding which has been the weakness of the team except last game against Singapore — the only time panalo tayo rebounding,” head coach Mac Cuan said.
The neophyte franchise currently sits in the middle of the standings with an even 2-2 card, with their recent loss coming from opening day tormentors Singapore Slingers, 71-68.
The Lee brothers had positive showings for the Philippine contingent in their previous games, with Seungjun averaging 15 markers and nine boards per match.
The younger Lee, who missed their first game against Singapore Slingers in Biñan, Laguna, was making eight points and four rebounds per match in their last three outings. His breakout game came in their loss against Singapore, with 16 and 7.
But despite their performances for Alab, the two Washington-born journeymen failed to match up well with the much beefed up and quicker bigs of their opposing teams in the Southeast Asian pro league, prompting Alab to let go of the two and search for newer imports that can deliver better.
“Yes meron na binigay list sa akin pero meron din ako binigay name na priority muna sana,” Cuan added.
“Hopefully by next week malinaw na and nandito na to practice with us.”