Several fans of Ginebra Gin Kings in PBA are still shocked by the news, as fan favorite Chris Alexander will be replaced by a NBA veteran Jackson Vroman for the rest of the PBA Season 37 Commissioner's Cup.
The 7'1 Giant Chris "The Great" Alexander will be replaced by the 6'10 Jackson Vroman. I was told that Chris will be shifted to the Asean Basketball League (ABL) to play for the San Miguel Beermen, SMC's team in the ABL. Though this is not what the majority of the Ginebra fans want, Chris will have to leave his beloved Ginebra team to give way for Vroman. Perhaps his departure is for the betterment of his team. We'll see in the next few days if Ginebra will become a much better team with Vroman in the helm instead of Alexander. Alexander managed to help Ginebra get 2 wins this Conferece that's why they have a 2-1 win-loss record. Let's just wait and see if Vroman will be able to make a greater impact than Alexander.
To those who are not familiar with Vroman, he's a naturalized Lebanese basketball player who plays the Center position. He has a lot of basketball experience to offer. He played in the FIBA Asia for Lebanon and he also played in the NBA particularly for the New Orleans Hornets and the Phoenix Suns. What I like about him is that he is quite fast for his size. He's a very dynamic big man who loves attacking the rim just like Tyler Hansbrough of the Indiana Pacers. He's also a good pick and roll player because he has great hands that can receive passes very well even in tight situations. In the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey, he averaged 14.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2 assists per game against the best of the best basketball players.
watch here how Vroman plays