Barako Bull taps 7-foot-2 Liam McMorrow as import

MANILA, Philippines – The Barako Bull Energy is planning to tap 7-foot-2, Toronto native Liam McMorrow as their import for the 2015 PBA Governors’ Cup, team head coach Koy Banal confirmed to Rappler on Tuesday, April 21.

Finishing in the bottom four of the league after the first two conferences, Barako Bull has the privilege to bring in an import with no cap on height.

The team originally planned to retain Solomon Alabi, who put up 23.7 points and 19.2 rebounds a game for the Energy in the Commissioner’s Cup. However, the import decided to return home as his fiancé is expected to give birth in May.

McMorrow averaged 4.5 points and 3.2 rebounds a contest in his senior season with Tennessee Tech in the NCAA. His height will be a benefit for the Energy, who’s going to surround the big man with outside gunners like JC Intal, RR Garcia, Dylan Ababou, and others.

McMorrow is currently playing in the National Basketball League of Canada, where his Halifax Rainmen are in the finals against the Windsor Express.

Barako Bull has been eliminated in the quarterfinals, both times against Talk ’N Text, in each of the last two conferences. –