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PBA Imports 2017 – Commissioner’s Cup

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Meralco Bolts Import – Alex Stepheson


Height: 6’10 (2.08 m)
Weight: 249 lb (113 kg)
Age: 29
NBA Draft: 2011 / Undrafted
NBA Team: Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers
Nationality: United States
Bio: One of the career highlights of Alex Stephenson was with the Memphis Grizzlies back in March 14, 2016 where the team suffered numerous injuries. He logged a double-double performance against the Houston Rockets with 12 points and 15 rebounds in 25 minutes of playing time.

Stephenson was also a successful NBA D-Leaguer as he was named to the All-NBA D-League First Team and NBA D-League All-Star in 2016.

NLEX Road Warriors Import – Wayne Chism


Height: 6’9 (2.06 m)
Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Age: 29
Nationality: United States
NBA Draft: 2010 / Undrafted
NBA Team: New Jersey Nets and Sacramento Kings
Bio: The 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Best Import is set to be back in the PBA and this time around will be reunited with coach Yeng Guiao but will play in different uniform.

Chism led Rain or Shine in 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup with 8-3 record tied with the Meralco Bolts in the top of the standings. The two teams eventually faced-off in the Finals and the trophy was won by the Meralco Bolts.

In 2016, he played with Rain or Shine Elasto Painters but got injured at the beginning of the conference and was replaced.

Rain or Shine Elasto Painters Import – Shawn Taggart


Height: 6’9 (2.06 m)
Weight: 229 lb (104 kg)
Age: 31
Nationality: United States
NBA Draft: 2009 / Undrafted
NBA Team: Toronto Raptors
Bio: Formerly played with the GlobalPort Batang Pier last 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup where he played five games and averaged 34.4 points per game along with his 14.8 rebounds. Sadly, GlobalPort only recorded three wins and eight losses.

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