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Jason Brickman to play in Taiwan for Kaohsiung Aquas

Delfin Dioquino
Jason Brickman to play in Taiwan for Kaohsiung Aquas

VETERAN GUARD. The Kaohsiung Aquas welcome a key signee in Jason Brickman.

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Fil-Am Jason Brickman signs with the Kaohsiung Aquas as he is set to see action in the inaugural season of the T1 League in Taiwan

Taiwan is the next stop for well-travelled guard Jason Brickman.

Brickman signed with the Kaohsiung Aquas as he is set to play in the inaugural season of the T1 League.

“I’m very excited to join the Poseidon team. Based on my past experience, the Taiwanese fans are very enthusiastic and I look forward to playing at the dome at home,” Brickman said.

The 29-year-old threw his name in the hat in the previous PBA Draft but the league ruled him ineligible after failing to submit the necessary requirements for Filipino-foreigners.

Brickman then joined Meralco for its 3×3 team.

However, the PBA has yet to start the staging of its maiden 3×3 tournament.

One of the only four players in US NCAA Division 1 history to record at least 1,000 assists, the former Long Island University Brooklyn standout has played in Russia, Germany, Malaysia, and Thailand.

The Filipino-American guard last saw action in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) for Alab Pilipinas before the coronavirus pandemic halted the season.

In Taiwan, he will team up with former ABL import Xavier Alexander.

“Brickman stands out in many Asian and foreign countries,” said team executive Li Weicheng. “[He] will be an important helmsman on the Poseidon team.” – Rappler.com

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.