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Sacrifices of being away from home finally pay dividend for Myles Powell after game-winner

Myles Powell suddenly remember his brother when he made the game-winner. PBA Images
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Myles Powell celebrated with the rest of the Bay Area Dragons after making a buzzer-beating three that helped them take down the NorthPort Batang Pier in their PBA Commissioner's Cup game at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.

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However, upon entering the Willie Caballes Hall, the venue's press room, Powell suddenly went teary-eyed.

Asked why his mood quickly changed, he said that he remembered the sacrifices he had to make just to begin a career in Asia, including having to be away from his family despite the situation they are in.

"[I was] just thinking about everything I sacrificed: the crisis that my family's going through with my brother being locked up [in jail]," Powell said.

Myles Powell turned emotional as he dedicates his game-winner to his brother. Screen capture from Zoom
Prior to signing up with Dragons, the farthest the Trenton, New Jersey-born guard had put up a place called home was when he played for the Philadelphia 76ers last NBA season and the Delaware Blue Coats in the NBA G-League.

"This is really the first time I've ever been away from home," Powell added.

After making what could be his most memorable play yet, he wished his brother saw it live.

"I'm just thinking about my brother, and I wish he was able to see that one," Powell said.

For now, he will bask in the glory along with the rest of the Dragons.

"I'm celebrating with my brothers and the coaching staff," he said.

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