PBA: K.J. McDaniels, Dez Wells to play for TNT, SMB in Govs Cup
Fresh off their classic 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals showdown, both newly-crowned titlists San Miguel Beer and runners-up TNT KaTropa have already signed imports for the season-ending Governors’ Cup which begins on September.
The KaTropa have signed 6-foot-5 wingerK.J. McDaniels, a notable figure who has also played in the NBA.
McDaniels was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers and averaged 9.2 PPG in his rookie season.
He went on to become a teammate of Terrence Jones for the Houston Rockets.
Meanwhile, the Beermen have tapped the services of 6-foot-4 wing man Dez Wells in their bid for a grand slam.
A former Xavier and Maryland player in the US NCAA and a former OKC Blue player for the NBA G-League, Wells last played for an Italian club VL Pesaro.
The Beermen defeated the KaTropa, 4-2 in the Commissioner’s Cup with Terrence Romeo being hailed as Finals MVP.
The Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok are the defending champions of the Governors’ Cup.
(Photo from VL Pesaro Basketball Facebook page)