The TNT KaTropa have enlisted a pair of MPBL stalwarts in order to augment its injury-decimated line-up in time for East Asia Super League’s Terrific 12 which begins Tuesday, September 17 at Macau’s Tap Seac Multi-sports Pavilion.
Almond Vostoros of the Caloocan Supremos and Samboy de Leon of the Iloilo Royals were called up to reinforce the KaTropa in the 5-day meet which also lists 2019 Philippine and Commissioner’s Cup champion San Miguel Beermen and Blackwater Elite as participants.
Then 29-year old Vosotros was a 2nd round, 13th overall pick of the Elite in the 2015 PBA draft while de Leon was taken by the Magnolia Hotshots as the 39th overall pick in the same draft year.
The flagship team of the MVP Group will be reinforced by its Governors’ Cup import KJ Daniels along with McKenzie Moore and will play its first game of the tournament against the Lance Stephenson-powered Liaoning Flying Leopards in the main event of opening day.
They will back on Thursday, September 19 to take on Niigata Albirex Basketball, a team from Japan’s B.League.
The top two teams from each group will advance to the semi-final round.