Friday March 22, 2013
Dragons rope in Armon to replace injured Cabahug
PETALING JAYA: With sharpshooter Patrick Cabahug out injured, the Westports Malaysia Dragons have called in reinforcements by signing Filipino-American youngster Julius Armon.
The 23-year-old, who previously played college basketball in the Philippines for the San Beda Red Lions, will suit up for the Dragons after being given clearance to play by the Asean Basketball League (ABL).
Armon, a guard from San Bernardino, California is the Dragons’ third Asean import and will be in action against Singapore Slingers at the MABA Stadium today.
Shooting guard Cabahug has been ruled out for two to three weeks after severely spraining his ankle in Dragons’ 75-56 win over the Slingers on March 10.
The Dragons will also be without forward John Ng as the 30-year-old is still recovering from surgery to remove gallstones.
So it will be left to 6’ 3”(193cm) Armon to lead Dragons’ attack today.
Last Sunday, Dragons went down 67-84 to the Indonesia Warriors.
The Slingers, on the other hand, will also be gunning for a win following their four-game winless run against the Dragons, San Miguel Beermen (twice) and Thailand Slammers.
The Dragons and Slingers have met three times this year with the former holding a 2-1 record.