B-Meg eyes back-to-back titles with new import

Posted at 05/24/2012 10:29 PM | Updated as of 05/25/2012 7:21 AM

MANILA, Philippines – After winning the recent PBA Commissioner’s Cup title, B-Meg Derby Ace how wants to score its first back-to-back title win in its 23-year existence in Asia’s first play-for-pay league.

The Llamados are hoping they could pull it off with a superb import in tow.

According to PBA.ph, B-Meg will be unleashing reinforcement Marqus Blakely when it begins its back-to-back title campaign against Rain or Shine this Friday.

Blakely won America East Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year twice and the America East Defensive Player of the Year Award three times during his time with Vermont.

He led the America East in steals (2.6 pg) and blocks (1.9 pg), finishing second in points (17.4 pg), rebounds (9.1 pg) and field goal percentage (54.1%).

B-Meg coach Tim Cone is hopeful Blakely will blend with the team.

Cone said he hopes that Blakely can adjust well as the ongoing Governors Cup is even shorter than the previous tourney.

“It’s also a sprint and it’s a must that you get to a good start,” he said.

Meanwhile, Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao said Friday would be the best time they play against the Llamados.

Guiao said they would like to get the opportunity to play against B-Meg while Blakey remains unfamiliar with the Llamados’ system.

“Of course, B-Meg is still formidable even with the lack of preparation but I would rather play them early than later,” Guiao added.