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KBL team Seoul Samsung signs William Navarro


William Navarro, a PBA-Gilas draftee, was signed to a 1+1 deal by Korean Basketball League team Seoul Samsung.

The team made the announcement on Thursday.

Navarro, who was drafted by Northport last year, was the only remaining full-time Gilas player prior to this as the 2019 batch had already signed with PBA teams while Jordan Heading, Jaydee Tungcab, and Tzaddy Rangel all signed with clubs already.

The 6-foot-6 all-around forward out of Ateneo has only played a handful of games over the past two years.2023-FIBA-WCQ-Gilas-vs.-India-Will-Navarro-4583 KBL team Seoul Samsung signs William Navarro Basketball Gilas Pilipinas News  - philippine sports news

Navarro played three games during the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers, averaging 4.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.3 assists.

In two games played in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament-Belgrade, Navarro posted numbers of 5.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in two games played.

Navarro played four games in the ongoing 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, norming 4.8 points and 2.3 rebounds.

He also played five games in the 2021 King Abdullah Cup and a couple of friendlies in Korea for a total of 16 games played.

Navarro joins a Thunders team that is coming off a 9-45 finish last season.

Navarro will head to Seoul after the Asia Cup.

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