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NBA's Jordan Clarkson Could Visit during Jones Cup

Newspaper article China Post

NBA's Jordan Clarkson Could Visit during Jones Cup

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- NBA player Jordan Clarkson is expected to visit Taiwan together with the Philippines national basketball team for an upcoming international hoop tournament to kick off in New Taipei today, Taiwan's basketball association has said.

The Los Angeles Lakers point guard, however, will not play for Team Philippines during the William Jones Cup as he applied to join the tourney as a VIP guest instead of as a player, Lee Yi-chung ([...]), secretary-general of Taiwan's Chinese Taipei Basketball Association (CTBA), told local media earlier this week.

Lee's comment confirmed earlier Philippines media reports that said the 23-year-old player could be visiting Taiwan for the annual basketball tournament.

The 6-foot-5 rising talent is currently visiting the Philippines to explore the possibility of representing the country at an Asia qualifying round for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics this September.

Born in the United States to an American father and a Filipino mother, Clarkson has joined the Philippines team for practice and was quoted this Thursday by foreign media as saying he is eager to play for the Philippines' national team. …

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