Taiwan’s latest basketball league has gotten into the mix of signing Filipino talents.
Jason Brickman has signed with T1 team Kaohsiung Aquas, the team announced on Friday.
“Jason Brickman has stood out in many countries,” said Aquas executive director Li Weicheng. “The main reason for this is his ability to control the game.
“He will be an important player for the Aquas.”
Currently, T1 has six clubs which allows the signing of two Asian, Chinese, or naturalized player.
Unlike in the B.League, T1 teams can only play their Asian player for just two quarters or a total of 20 minutes.
Brickman though is signed with Meralco 3×3.
The 6-foot floor general is definitely one of the top point guards in Asia.
After a stellar four-year run in LIU Brooklyn that saw him become only the fourth player in NCAA Division I history to tally 1,000 assists, Brickman played pro ball in Dynamo Moscow and Medi Bayreuth.
He then made his mark in the ASEAN Basketball League. He and Matthew Wright led Westports Malaysia Dragons to the 2015-16 title.
Brickman would settle in Thailand from 2016-19 while also playing for Mighty Sports.
Brickman then played for San Miguel Alab Pilipinas in the last ABL season, norming 8.9 points and 9.1 assists per game.
The 29-year-old applied for the 2021 PBA Rookie Draft but could not get his papers cleared.
In the Aquas, he will have former Singapore Slingers import and 2018-19 ABL World Import MVP Xavier Alexander on his side along with 6-foot-8 G League veteran Ferrakohn Hall.
T1 teams can sign up to four world imports but only two can play in a game.
“Very excited to join the Aquas,” expressed Brickman, a Jones Cup champion. “Based on my past experience in Taiwan, the fans are very passionate.
“I’m looking forward to play at the Dome.”