In the ABL, it’s one thing to help your team win in your league debut. It’s another thing altogether to dominate and put all of the other nine teams on notice.
Hong Kong Eastern has a stellar cast of imports featuring former World Import MVP Marcus Elliott and behemoth Sam Deguara, who led Mono Vampire to the ABL Finals last season. However, it was the new kid in town that starred in their 107-75 victory against the expansion team Wolf Warriors.
Eric Ferguson dominated the Wolf Warriors with 26 points, 10 rebounds, and two steals in the game. He shot an impressive 10 of 12 from the field and did not commit a single turnover in 23 minutes of action. He was a game-best +37 when he was on the floor.
A product of the Georgia Southern Eagles in the NCAA, Ferguson went unselected in the 2015 NBA Draft leading him to chase his basketball dream elsewhere. Landing with Hong Kong Eastern, he finds himself with a squad looking to regain the ABL championship after winning it in their first year in the league.
Even if he has played only one game, it is clear that Ferguson’s athleticism is his biggest advantage. He stands at 6-foot-8 but has a 7-foot wingspan. Couple this with his impressive jumping ability and you have a player who will be very difficult to stop inside.
Because of his impressive debut, Ferguson is named as the first Player of the Week for the ninth season of the ABL.