The Nets have long had a big fan base in the Philippines. The Philippines rank second, after the United States, in visitors to both NetsDaily and the Nets Facebook pages. Now, it turns out, the top Filipino-American player in college last season has worked out for the Nets.
In interviews with both SLAM Philippines and ABS-CBN News, Kris Rosales, the NAIA player of the year from Hope International, says he worked for the Nets at PNY Center. More likely a D-League Draft candidate than a training camp invite, is a California native, a 6'0" point guard who averaged 12 and 6 for the Fullerton-based Hope International. He was player of the year both in the Golden State Athletic Conference and the NAIA.
"In Brooklyn I met Jason Kidd and Deron Williams in the weight room. I was in the same weight room as him and I remember when I was in college I would have never thought that I'd be in the same weight room as Deron Williams, same room as Jason Kidd so it's pretty amazing," said Rosales, who wears No. 5.
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