Saigon Heat recruits two powerful players for ABL

Last update: 14:07 | 09/01/2018

Saigon Heat has added two players, Maxie Esho and Michael Williams, to strengthen its line-up for the ongoing ASEAN Basketball League (ABL).


Maxie Esho is one of two new members of Saigon Heat. — File Photo

Esho is an American-Nigerian centre, who is 2.03m. He has played at NCAA and his stunning performance earned him a spot in NBA Draft 2015.

After that, he played for Iowa Wolves (the D-League team of Minessota Timberwolves) and competed at the highest level of European basketball in FIBA Europe Cup and Basketball Champions League. Maxie averaged 13.4 points and 7.9 rebound per game in his NBA D-League 2015-2016.

Esho, according to coach Kyle Julius, is a player with good speed, powerful playstyle, and thunderous slam dunk.

Williams will be the Heritage player of the Heat. He replaces Viet Arnold who recently obtained a Vietnamese passport.

Williams from California has played four years in NCAA for San Francisco and Cal State Fullerton. In his last season with CSF, he had impressive stats with 17.4 PPG, 36 3P per cent, 4.1 RPG and 1.4 APG. In 2014, he continued his career in G-League of NBA.

The explosive guard, Williams, who can dribble, attack to the rim, assist, and shoot well can be a perfect pair with Akeem Scott to threaten any defence in the ABL. — VNS

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