By Jonas Terrado
San Miguel Alab Pilipinas tapped the services of NBA G-League veteran Prince Williams before resuming its ASEAN Basketball League campaign next week against Hong Kong Eastern.
Team owner Charlie Dy said the 27-year-old Williams is due to arrive Sunday to replace Khalif Wyatt, who basketball website Sportando reported left the team to “become a free agent.”
Williams played for East Carolina in the US NCAA Division I from 2012-2016 with career averages of 6.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 111 games.
He suited up for the Greensboro Swarm, Texas Legends and Iowa Wolves in the G-League from 2016 to 2019 where he produced 2.8 points in 52 games.
Alab will parade Williams as one of its three imports for the first time on Thursday opposite winless Hong Kong at Southorn Stadium.
Wyatt was one of the key reasons for Alab’s current record of 5-3, good for third place behind Thailand’s Mono Vampire (7-2) and Taipei Fubon Braves (8-4).
The 28-year-old Wyatt averaged 16.8 points with a 47-percent clip from three-point range, 3.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists in eight games.