Blackwater is committed to turning its PBA Governors’ Cup campaign around quickly.
To bolster their team in the conference that ends the season, the Bossing have imported Troy Williams, a former NBA player.
According to sources, Williams, 28, arrived in the nation on Thursday and will replace Shawn Glover.
In a 105-86 loss against San Miguel Beer, Glover finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds but also had seven turnovers, dropping him to 1-2.
The new import just finished playing for Taoyuan Leopards alongside NBA icon Dwight Howard in Taoyuan T1 League.
Williams and the Leopards had a league-worst 1-11 (win-loss) record, failing to escape the bottom of the rankings despite collaborating with the 37-year-old Howard.
Williams had an outstanding career at Indiana University but was not picked in the 2016 NBA draft.
Williams joined the Phoenix Suns for the 2016 NBA Summer League after going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft. He played 22.2 minutes per game in six games for Las Vegas, averaging 12.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.7 steals.
He signed with the Memphis Grizzlies on August 8, 2016. Williams impressed the Grizzlies during training camp and the preseason, earning a spot on the team for opening night. On October 29, 2016, in the Grizzlies’ second game of the season against the New York Knicks, he made his Grizzlies debut. In nine minutes of bench time, he finished with three points, one assist, and two steals. He scored 18 points on November 26, 2016, helping his team defeat the Miami Heat 110-107.
He scored 18 points on November 26, 2016, helping his team defeat the Miami Heat 110-107. On January 30, 2017, the Grizzlies released him. Williams was frequently assigned to the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League while he was with Memphis.
He did, however, become a free agent, and from 2016 to 2019, he played for Memphis, Houston, New York, and Sacramento.
One of his professional high points was winning the 2017 NBA D-League Slam Dunk Championship.
With Williams joining the team, the Bossing are hoping to quickly put things back together.