CHANGHUA - The Formosa Dreamers have announced their first Import signing for the upcoming ASEAN Basketball League season as Erron Maxey.
Maxey played in one game for the Dreamers in the previous season agianst Chong Son Kung Fu (now the Macau Black Bears). He exploded for 34 points and 13 rebounds in the 108-79 loss. Maxey came in as a replacement for Lenny Daniel early in March. The 6’6” forward out of California is now going to get his second stint in the ASEAN Basketball League, signing with the Formosa Dreamers to start the 2018-2019 campaign.
“Having the chance to play in the ABL for one game was an absolute honor,” says Maxey of his experience last season. “I have known about the league for years and I have always wanted to have an opportunity to play [here]. The Dreamers intrigued me with their willingness to work hard and never-give-up attitude.”
Though Maxey was able to put up gaudy numbers in his ABL debut, he felt like he could have provided more for the team. He’ll get the opportunity to showcase what else he has to give from Day One when this season tips off.
“I feel an area [of my game] that I was unable to show was my three-point shot,” Maxey says. He shot 0-7 from long range in his lone ABL game. “I just was not connecting.”
The 39-year-old forward has enjoyed a lengthy and illustrious career that has taken him all over the world. This upcoming season with be his 19th in total after playing for clubs in Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Mexico, Colombia, and Uruguay among others. Though he will be closing in on 40-years-old this season, Maxey is still determined to put up strong production.
“My lengthy career has brought me memorable moments including back-to-back championships in New Zealand [with the Wellington Saints], winning Sixth Man of the year in Australia [with the Gold Coast Blaze], being an All Star in Uruguay, being in camp with NBA teams, and playing in the NBDL (G-League).” Maxey recalls.
“I am not giving up my secrets, but here is what I will share,” Maxey explains how he’s prolonged his career out to nearly two decades of play. “A clean diet and passion for the game has assisted to maintain my level of play throughout the years. My mental focus and determination to win and improve as a player has allowed me to sustain career longevity.”
The Formosa Dreamers finished the their debut ABL season in last place with a 1-19 record.
“My expectations for the team are to improve from last season and fight for a championship. My [ersonal expectations are to be a great team leader and achieve league honors.”