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NLEX replaces Tony Mitchell with Curtis Washington

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With just one week left before returning to the hardcourt, the NLEX Road Warriors have decided to tap a new import.

Instead of fielding former Star Hotshots import Tony Mitchell, NLEX has tapped the services of Curtis Washington, according to the team’s official Facebook account.

This development comes in the wake of Mitchell no-showing the team after initially agreeing to play for the Road Warriors.

“We’ve been waiting since they won their championship in Taipei but for one reason or another, he cannot make it,” Yeng Guiao’s statement read. “We’re losing time, so we decided to select another import.”

Just a few days ago, Mitchell steered Taiwanese club team Fubon to the Taiwan Super Basketball League championship. However, the 6-foot-8 American could not keep his commitment.

Washington, who stands at 6-foot-10, has played in Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Dominican Republic, and Canada. He went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft.

The 27-year-old, native of Chesapeake, Virginia is expected to arrive on Saturday.

NLEX will take on the TNT Katropa on May 22.

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