Alab makes Yuletide shakeup, waives Sandrin Brothers

Eric Sandrin played well against Kaohsiung but had a hard time against Justin Howard and Singapore. ABL (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG--We may have seen the last of the Sandrin Brothers.

Coach Mac Cuan confirmed to Dugout Philippines on Friday night that Alab let go of its Korean-American imports Eric and Daniel Sandrin.

"Yes, it's true," Cuan relayed the waiver through a text message.

In a separate interview, co-owner Charlie Dy explained, "When we came back from Singapore, I informed them that we have to make some movements, and we decided to terminate the contract."

Eric Sandrin, popularly known by his Korean name Lee Seung-Jun, struggled in Alab's last game, a 68-71 loss at Singapore on Sunday night, only making six points, four rebounds, four assists, and one steal.

The younger Daniel, also known as Lee Dong-Jun, actually had the better output, finishing with 16 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and one steal.

Alab actually won the battle of the boards against the Slingers, but the Filipino team looks to put more premium to it.

"We are looking for possible replacements already," Cuan continued via text.

Dy then bared one world import prospect.

"We're considering Sampson Carter. And then there's another one, but we're still in negotiations, so we can't say the name yet," said the player agent, who was actually at the PhilSports Arena watching some of his players in the PBA.

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