After failing to make it to the Final Four last year, top flight American high school prospect Jalen Green will have a shot at redemption.
The 6-foot-5 swingman made the announcement during the press conference of the 2019 National Basketball Training Center National Finals, Monday afternoon at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
“What’s up guys? Can’t wait to see you guys at the MOA Arena,” the 17-year-old shared via video.
Green will lead FilAm Sports USA in the tourney. The team of Filipino-Americans are one of six international squads in the 32-team field.
Last year, Green won the MVP of the FIBA Under-17 Basketball World Cup. He posted norms of 15.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in the tourney.
However, during the NBTC tourney, Green could not get past eventual-champions NU Bullpups in the quarterfinals of the nationals.
Still, NU head coach Monteverde is wary of FilAm Sports.
“Siyempre yung mga foreign teams na papasok, with Jalen Green malakas sila,” said Monteverde.
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