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Gomez de Liaño sees 6 minutes, grabs 4 boards in Lithuania debut

JR Isaga
Gomez de Liaño sees 6 minutes, grabs 4 boards in Lithuania debut

BOUNCE BACK. Juan Gomez de Liano and the Earthfriends Tokyo Z try to avoid a weekend sweep.

JAPAN B. LEAGUE

Filipino star guard Juan Gomez de Liaño makes his landmark debut in Europe with a six-minute outing in his BC Wolves' rout over Labas Gas in Lithuania

MANILA, Philippines – Juan Gomez de Liaño only saw limited time in his landmark debut in Lithuania’s Lietuvos Krepsinio Lyga as his BC Wolves defended their Alytus home court with a 95-70 rout of Labas Gas on Wednesday, October 26 (Thursday, October 27, Manila time).

The second homegrown Filipino basketball import in Europe only saw 6 minutes off the bench and grabbed 4 rebounds while going 0-of-4 from the field for the Wolves at the King Mindaugas Cup.

Six of Gomez de Liaño’s teammates, however, scored in double figures in the easy win, led by Kristupas Zemaitis’ 17 points.

Despite the lackluster debut in limited time, Gomez de Liaño has shown great promise in his PBA D-League stint back home in the Philippines prior to flying out to Europe.

The former UP Fighting Maroons star led Marinerong Pilipino to the Aspirants’ Cup finals with averages of 18.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 6.3 assists – enough to win him the conference MVP award.

It was the perfect breakout campaign for the 22-year-old Gomez de Liaño, who had a forgettable professional debut season in the Japan B. League as an import for the Earthfriends Tokyo Z. – Rappler.com

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