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Glen Yang believes Dragons a lot stronger in new PBA season

Comebacking guard Glen Yang believes the Bay Area Dragons are a lot stronger heading to the 2023-24 PBA season which begins with the Commissioner's Cup on Oct. 15.

Bay Area’s Glen Yang PBA PHOTO

Yang, the sweet-shooting standout from Mount Royal in college, said he's excited to return to the Dragons, who are coming off a runner-up finish in this same conference last season.

Bay Area, then reinforced alternately by imports Andrew Nicholson and Myles Powell, went through a seven-game title series with Barangay Ginebra, before eventually losing, 4-3. The two Finals played in front of a new PBA single-game record 54,589 spectators in Game Seven won by Barangay Ginebra at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.

“Super excited to get back and rejoin the Dragons,” Yang told the Manila Times.

“Some new additions to the team, we should be even stronger than last year,” he said.

Yang, who was born in Vancouver before moving to Hong Kong when he was five years old, is fresh off a stint with the Winnipeg Sea Bears in the Canadian Elite Basketball League.

The now Hong Kong-based playmaker averaged 6.0 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists.

Yang believes he's got some unfinished business in the PBA following the Dragons' second place finish last season.

“Excited to go back to Philippines and the PBA as well,” he said.

Yang churned out all-around numbers of 10.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and, 5.8 assists in 32 games with the Dragons, forming a deadly backcourt combination with Kobey Lam, who is also set to return and play for the foreign ballclub.

Also returning to play for Bay Area are Australian forward Hayden Blankley, Chinese sweet-shooter Zhu Songwei, Duncan Reid, small forward Ju Mingxin; 7-foot-5 center Liu Chuanxing and power forward Zheng Qilong.

But adding depth to Bay Area this coming PBA season is Florida College standout Robert Cao, guard Seva Chan, who recently played for the Australian NBL1 West team Cockburn Cougars; Adili Kuerban, who once saw action for the Fujian Sturgeons in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA); Oliver Xu, and Wang Yunzhang, who last played with Beijing University of Chemical Technology in the Chinese University Basketball Association League (CUBAL).

Credit belongs to : www.manilatimes.net

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