After finishing a stellar rookie season with the Westports Malaysia Dragons, Filipino-American Joshua Munzon is returning to play in his second ASEAN Basketball League with the same team.
Munzon will be replacing Reil Cervantes who averaged 7.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 3 games for the Dragons.
The lightning quick forward will be joining the Dragons mid-season for a second straight year. Last season, the Dragons signed Munzon who had earlier been released by the Saigon Heat. He finished the season averaging 19.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 3.2 steals and was among the contenders for Heritage Import MVP.
Aside from being a threat from long range (2.5 three-point shots made per game) and a slashing expert, Munzon was a constant terror to guards and forwards in the ABL last season for his tendency to pick off passes. He swiped away for an ABL single-season record of 61 steals last season, most of which ended up as thunderous slams on the other end.
The added perimeter defensive presence will be happily accepted by Head Coach Chris Thomas, whose squad currently allows 105.0 points and 10.3 three-point shots made per game.
The Westports Malaysia Dragons have been on a month long break since their December 2 loss to the Mono Vampire Basketball Club. They will be playing the first ABL game of 2018 away in the Philippines against Tanduay Alab Pilipinas on January 3.