KUALA LUMPUR – Coming home from China after the 2016 FIBA Asia Champions Cup, Dragons have chosen Goldstein as their ASEAN import to replace world import Joel Wright after two major tournaments.

Goldstein has played one full ASEAN Basketball Season (ABL) season with Hi-tech Bangkok City last year and is here (Malaysia) to join Dragons for his second year in ABL.

He averaged at 17 points, and 4 assist per game with a 34% shot accuracy from behind the three-point line when he was with Thai professional basketball team.

Previously, Goldstein also played for South Alabama Jaguars for two seasons straight in 2011 and 2012, as a junior and senior player.

The now 178cm, 28-year-old from Milwaukee, Wisconsin was averaging at 10 points with a 34% field goal accuracy then with the Jaguars and have since improved tremendously.

Freddie was not alone with his excitement for his returning ABL Season as Coach Thomas said that he cannot wait to have him on his team for their upcoming matches.

“Extremely thrilled to have Freddie with us. He’s got excellent leadership abilities and knowledge in the league (ABL) that can definitely boost our performance.” as said by Coach Thomas. “Being an all-around player that can shoot, steal, assist and defend, he’s going to add a different dimension to our team. Freddie is also pretty quick with the ball, with that said, I know he can play at the speeds I want.”

Westports Malaysia Dragons will be playing the first game of the 2016/2017 ABL Season against long time rivals Singapore Slingers on 25th November 2016 at 8 p.m. local time in the OCBC Arena, Singapore.

The Singapore Slingers were runner-ups in the 2015/2016 ABL Finals, second only to Dragons. They lost three out of five games to the Malaysians at 84-80, 67-83, 72-90, 75-73 and 65-77 during their fifth and final match.


Goldstein during his time with the Jaguars.


Goldstein in his first season with Hi-Tech Bangkok City


Freddie in another shot with Hi-Tech Bangkok City