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Philippine Cup champs Beermen cramming to find import for Commissioner’s Cup

After emerging as the best team in the recent Philippine Cup, it looks like San Miguel Beer has found itself scrounging for a last-minute reinforcement as two of its import prospects decided to go elsewhere.

NBA D-League veteran Arinze Onuaku already agreed in principle to play for the Beermen until he received a call up from six NBA teams asking for his services.

The 6-foot-9 Onuaku, who had a brief stint playing for the New Orleans Pelicans last season, is coming off a solid season with the Canton Charge in the D-League. He has played in the D-League All-Stars twice.

With no clear chance of signing up Onuaku, the Beermen shifted their attention to another NBA prospect, Eric Griffin.

Like Onuaku, the 24-year-old Griffin won’t come to play for the Beermen as he also got a call from an NBA team.

A member of San Miguel Beer, who requested anonymity said the team coaches are still meeting to discuss who among the players on the short list will be called up. They’re looking to bring in someone by Sunday, just in time for their game next week.

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