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‘KBL Offer Rejected’ Filipino prospect Tamayo signs with Ryukyu… EASL participation

Tamayo, a promising Filipino who rejected the KBL offer, is heading to Japan.

On the 11th, Ryukyu Golden Kings of Japan’s B.League announced the signing of Filipino forward Carl Tamayo (21, 202cm) through their official website.

Tamayo is a big prospect in the Philippines. With a height of 202 cm, both inside and outside play is possible. He has explosive scoring power and can also throw a three-pointer. He also has excellent ball handling skills for his height. As a member of UP, he played an average of 13.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in UAAP (Philippine University Athletic Association) season 85, leading the team to second place. 먹튀검증

Tamayo was an attractive card for KBL teams whose Asian quota system was extended to the Philippines. In fact, multiple teams were interested last offseason, and some clubs even put in offers. However, he decided to go to Japan early and rejected KBL’s recruitment offer. On his 10th, Tamayo, who announced his advance to the B. League through his social media, Ryukyu announced the fact of his contract, and his destination was revealed.

Ryukyu, which is based in Okinawa, is a prestigious B.League tradition. Last season, with an overwhelming record of 49 wins and 7 losses, they ranked first in the entire B.League. However, in the finals, they lost to Utsunomiya Brex, where Yang Jae-min is now a member, and failed to win. This season, they are ranked 3rd in the West Division with 21 wins and 8 losses.

The biggest reason Ryukyu recruited Tamayo during the season is because of the EASL (East Asian Super League) Champions Week to be held in March. Currently, there is no tall forward resource on Ryukyu’s roster. In particular, the height of small forwards is only in the late 180cm to early 190cm. However, with the addition of Tamayo, who is 202 cm tall and can play both small forward and power forward, he was able to further strengthen his competitiveness.

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