Philippines Legend Alapag Praises Iran’s Kamrani
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Philippines legend Jimmy Alapag has praised Iranian basketball player Mahdi Kamrani.
In an interview session live on the @FIBAAsiaCup Instagram account, Alapag has lauded the former-Iran guard.
"There were so many [great players]," Alapag pondered. "But from when I was playing the guys who really stood out for me were Sam Daghles from Jordan, who I always felt was one of the best guards in all of Asia, and same as [Mahdi] Kamrani from Iran."
"I just felt like those two guys; they were so competitive. They've had so much success in the international stage, and getting a chance to play with them [was great]. They were two different kin od guards, too," he added.
"Kamrani and I being very similar in how we played in terms of pushing the ball and being a scorer at times. I think the championship here in Manila in 2013, even with Marcus Douthit being out that game, trying to contain [Kamrani] and Haddadi was just too tough for us," Alapag stated.