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Jones Cup-bound Strong Group taps Euroleague veteran to boost frontline

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Jones Cup-bound Strong Group taps Euroleague veteran to boost frontline
Tajuan Agee
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MANILA, Philippines – Strong Group Athletics (SGA) shored up its frontline for the upcoming 43rd William Jones Cup as the squad tapped Tajuan Agee. 

Agee, a 6-foot-9 forward, is joining a loaded squad that has Ange Kouame and Chris McCullough as its big men. 

“Euroleague vet Tajuan Agee is set to strengthen Strong Group-Pilipinas for the 43rd William Jones Cup,” SGA posted on Facebook. “Let’s get it!” 

The 26-year-old American has spent the previous four years playing in various professional leagues in Bulgaria, Israel, Germany, New Zealand and France. 

Agee averaged 8.8 points, 4.3 rebound and 1.7 assists per game for the BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque in the Betclic Elite. 

SGA also signed 6-foot-6 Fil-Am guard DJ Fenner. 

Fenner is a well-traveled baller who played in Greece, Hungary, Bosnia, Serbia, Portugal, Poland and the Netherlands. 

He averaged 11.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game for the Heroes Den Bosch. 

Head coach Charles Tiu has long been an admirer of Fenner. 

“I am really excited to work with DJ Fenner. He has been someone I’ve kept an eye on for the last few years. I tried to bring him over when I was with Mighty Sports, but the schedule never worked out,” Tiu said. 

“He’s legit Filipino; his mom is Filipina, and he has been wanting to come out here. Hopefully, we can help him sort out his papers too, so he can have a career here in the Philippines. He’s a big guard who can shoot."

SGA earlier tapped Rhenz Abando, RJ Abarrientos, Kiefer Ravena, Jordan Heading and Caelan Tiongson. 

The Jones Cup will be held from July 13-21 in Taipei, Taiwan.

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