Barangay Ginebra acquires Mongolia's Sanchir as Asian import
MANILA, Philippines - Barangay Ginebra San Miguel has acquired their Asian import for the PBA Governors' Cup by attaining the services of Mongolian basketball star Sanchir Tungalag.
In an article released by Spin.ph, it was indicated that Tungala is listed at 6-foot-3 and will arrive in the Philippines on April 9.
Ginebra is currently on break after their ousting from the PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals at the hands of Rain or Shine and will resume practice on Monday, April 6, where the team will hold their first session under new head coach Frankie Lim.
Tungalag, who's considered one of the best Mongolian basketball players, averaged 16.6 points and 5.6 rebounds a game during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.
"I am very excited for this opportunity. I want to help make Ginebra a contender again. To make all the Ginebra fans and my countrymen in Mongolia proud," Tungalag said through his agent, Sam Ramos.
As part of a planned "Asian integration," PBA teams are allowed one Asian player each with a height ceiling of 6-foot-4 for the Governors' Cup, in addition to their regular import of choice.