Westports Malaysia Dragons bid farewell to two world imports, Allen Jeffrey ‘AJ’ West Jr and Marcus Marshall in the new announcement of roster changes for the team.

The Dragons have recently signed on two new world imports including Christopher Eversley who played for the team in the 2014 season. The 27-year old American played his first overseas professional career with the Dragons after graduating from Cal Poly and he was named as the MVP in the Big West Championship when he played for the Cal Poly Mustangs.

Chris Eversley

Chris with Cal Poly

Eversley recently played for Rhein Stars Koln of Germany’s Bundesliga from 2016-2017 and Kangoeroes Basket Willebroek in the National Basketball League Division I in Belgium from 2015 to 2016.

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Eversley made his first professional debut ever when he played against Hi-Tech Bangkok City for the Dragons in 2014, scoring 31 points.

Another new world import player added in the roster is Bryan Keith Davis, 31 year old American player is no stranger in the Asian region throughout his professional basketball career.

Standing at 6 feet 9, Davis began his career in Poland, playing for Czarni Słupsk and later Kryvbasbasket in Ukraine from 2010 to 2011. He then embarked his journey to East Asia playing for various teams in China, South Korea and most recently in Taiwan with Taiwan Beer.

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In 2013, Davis played in the NBA Development League for the Reno Bighorns

Davis was also crowned as the two-time Taiwan’s Super Basketball League (SBL) All Star player and won the New Zealand NBL championship in 2014 and 2016 when he played with Wellington Saints.

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Bryan Davis in the SBL

Among his other achievements are winning the Ukranian Superleague All-Star in 2012 and the Polish Basketball League All-Star in 2011.

Current Asean import player Patrick Jan Cabahug will be an inactive player for the Dragons and the 27-year old William Jawhar Purdy is replacing his spot in the roster. Cabahug will be staying with the team to assist with the training practices.

Jawhar Purdy FBA

The Fil-Am player will play an important role for the Dragons as the point guard and he was previously signed with Mad Goat to play in the Thailand Basketball Super League (TBSL) where he averaged 14.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game.

In 2016, Purdy stepped away from the ball game and took an assistant coaching position at Trinity Classical Academy.

Purdy added that that he’s become a wiser player since his pro basketball hiatus, setting aside time to stretch and make sure his body is in optimum condition.

“The game slowed down for me just because I’m seeing it from every angle now, versus just my position.”

Westports Malaysia Dragons will resume their journey in the ABL season after a week-long break for Chinese New Year to face Taiwan’s Formosa Dreamers on February 25 (Sunday) at 3PM, Changhua Stadium, Taiwan.