Basketball never stops, as Brownlee eyes Alab stint during PBA break


Posted at Jan 21 2020 08:10 PM

Justin Brownlee, in this photo celebrating Ginebra's 2019 Governors' Cup championship on Monday night, wants to stay in the country, as he waits to return to the PBA later this year. PBA Media Bureau

Barangay Ginebra Justin Brownlee will go on a break from the PBA when the league begins its season with the all-Filipino conference on March 1.

He is not expected to suit up for the newly crowned PBA Governors’ Cup champions until the 2020 Commissioner’s Cup.

But Brownlee said he wants to stay sharp and stay playing in the Philippines.

"I'll probably just rest for a little bit, maybe a few weeks," Brownlee said in an ABS-CBN Sports article posted Tuesday.

If a break comes, he wants to play for San Miguel Alab Pilipinas, he said.

"I'm not sure, maybe the opportunity with Alab will be there. I wanna be here in the Philippines if I'm playing basketball. I love it here," said Brownlee.

Brownlee played with Renaldo Balkman and Ray Parks when they towed Alab Pilipinas to an ASEAN Basketball League title in 2018.

Alab is currently undergoing a hectic transition in the 2020 ASEAN Basketball League season, with 3 so-called "World Import" changes already made early on.

Nick King came in after Renaldo Balkman suddenly left Alab. Sam Deguara later signed up for Alab to replace the other foreign reinforcement, Adrian Forbes.

Alab also brought in Prince William who took over Khalif Wyatt's place.

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