Tim Cone sees a young Justin Brownlee in Bennie Boatwright

FILE–San Miguel Beermen import Bennie Boatwright during the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines–Versatility, size, and more importantly Bennie Boatwright Jr.’s similarities to the national basketball program’s old reliable Justin Brownlee are what made the San Miguel import a prime candidate to become Gilas Pilipinas’ latest naturalized player. “He’s got great size and he…

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Justin Arana powers Team Greats in PBA Blitz Game

Team Greats’ Justin Arana in the PBA All-Star Weekend Blitz Game. –PBA IMAGES BACOLOD CITY — Team Greats pulled out the necessary stops on Saturday night to beat Team Stalwarts, 142-133, in the PBA All-Star weekend’s Blitz Game featuring the league’s rookie, sophomore and junior players. Justin Arana of Converge starred all night long for…

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Justin Fields: Chicago Bears trade quarterback to Pittsburgh Steelers to open door to Caleb Williams Draft pick | NFL News

The Chicago Bears offered a glaring indication as to their NFL Draft plans as they traded starting quarterback Justin Fields to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday. Fields, their 2021 first-round pick, heads to Pittsburgh in exchange for a 2025 conditional sixth-round pick that could become a 2025 fourth-round pick, per NFL Network. The moves creates…

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Justin Brownlee headed to Indonesia to play as an import

Gilas Pilipinas’ Justin Brownlee during a game against Chinese Taipei in the Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — Justin Brownlee confirmed that he is taking his act to Indonesia as an overseas player. Asked about the reports about his signing to a team in the Indonesian Basketball League, the Gilas Pilipinas naturalized player…

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Justin Brownlee likely to play overseas while waiting to rejoin Gilas

Gilas Pilipinas’ Justin Brownlee during a game against Chinese Taipei in the Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—Justin Brownlee played his first game in the Philippines after ten months away on Sunday at Philsports Arena and he would have to wait awhile before playing on home soil again. With Brownlee unable to suit up…

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Tim Cone marvels at return of Gilas’ ‘lifeblood’ Justin Brownlee

Gilas Pilipinas’ Justin Brownlee in the Philippines’ game against Hong Kong in the Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers. –FIBA MANILA, Philippines—Justin Brownlee showed a little bit of rust to begin Gilas Pilipinas’ 2025 Fiba Asia Cup Qualifier campaign but coach Tim Cone showed no doubt whatsoever. After the national team’s  94-64 trouncing of Hong Kong at…

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Well-rested Justin Brownlee raring to go for Gilas

Justin Brownlee during Gilas Pilipinas’ open practice at Philsports Arena in Pasig City.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—Back to playing basketball again with Gilas Pilipinas, Justin Brownlee has been making up for lost time while gearing up for the Fiba Asia Cup Qualifiers. Brownlee returned to the Philippines earlier this month just days after completing a three-month…

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Justin Brownlee ‘always ready for the fight’ as he rejoins Gilas

Gilas Pilipinas’ Justin Brownlee appears during a PBA Finals game. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines–Gilas Pilipinas’ naturalized ace Justin Brownlee is finally back home and he made one thing very clear in his first big interview with reporters on Friday night. “I’m always ready for the fight,” Brownlee said with his signature big grin that endeared…

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Tim Cone confident of Justin Brownlee rejoining Gilas soon

FILE–Gilas Pilipinas coach Tim Cone and Justin Brownlee. –SBP PHOTO MANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas coach Tim Cone showed rays of positivity on Justin Brownlee’s status to play again for the Philippines. A couple of days ago, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) executive director Erika Dy said Brownlee has gone through a provisional or voluntary suspension but…

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Justin Brownlee sanction set to be known this week, says SBP

Gilas Pilipinas’ Justin Brownlee. (Photo by Luis Veniegra / SOPA Images/Sipa USA) MANILA, Philippines–Justin Brownlee’s availability for Gilas Pilipinas for the opening window of the Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers is expected to be made official in the coming days, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas said on Tuesday. “We were told that it could come in…

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