The Bay Area Dragons will parade Sedrick Barefield as their Asian import during the Champions week in Utsunomiya and Okinawa.
Sedrick Barefield’s strong showing during his time with Strong Group in the 32nd Dubai International Basketball Championship set recruiters' eyes on him and eventually landed him on a team in the EASL.
The Bay Area Dragons announced on February 7, that they have tapped the 6-foot-2 guard as their Asian import for the upcoming 2023 EASL Champions Week, scheduled from March 1 to 5 in Utsunomiya and Okinawa.
“Yes, he’s joining the Bay Area Dragons,” confirmed team manager Maya Montecillo, reported Spin.ph.
The 26-year-old Barefield has come a long way after coming out of University of Utah averaging 16.8 points, 3.8 assists, and 2.1 rebounds per game as a college senior and making it to the list of All-Pac 12 players in NCAA Division I basketball in the United States.
Barefield tried to enter the NBA through the 2019 draft but went unselected and hopped to the NBA G-League with the Oklahoma City Blue for two seasons, reported Rappler.
Marvin Espiritu of the Espiritu Manotoc Management Basketball Management Philippines (EMBM), the agent of Barefield also confirmed the news and added that his contract is for the Champions week only as of the moment.
“His status is an Asian import. And alam ko ngayon (Feb. 7) siya darating,” Espiritu said.
According to reports, upon his arrival in the country, Barefield will be joining the Dragons in their trainings at Kerry Sports along with Kobey Lam, Zhu Songwei, Hayden Blankley Glen Yang, Scott Ewing, and the rest of the team.
Espiritu also added that the Bay Area was already interested in tapping Barefield after he was released by the Taiwan TSG in the T1League, where he played for only one game after being loaned to the team by his initial team, the Taipei Fubon, in the P.League.
“Doon nag open yung interest nila (Dragons) kay Barefield,” he said.
Barefield and the Dragons will face Seoul SK Knights on March 2 and Utsunomiya on March 3.
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