Miller time for Converge FiberXers
CONVERGE is pinning its hopes on NBA veteran Quincy Miller in the coming PBA Commissioner’s Cup starting next month.
In only its second conference in the PBA, the FiberXers said the 6-9 Miller will be a good addition to the team which will now be handled by coach Aldin Ayo.
“Converge picked Quincy for his athleticism, youth, and competitiveness. We think he will be a terrific fit for the FiberXers,” said Converge Team Governor Chito Salud in a press statement to People’s Tonight.
“He will have about a month to familiarize himself with Coach Ayo’s system and his Filipino teammates before the conference begins. Quincy is looking forward to his first opportunity to play in the PBA before ardent Filipino basketball fans.”
Miller, who was selected as the No. 38 pick overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 2012 NBA draft, has spent the past 10 years of his professional career playing for some of the biggest basketball leagues around the world.
The 29-year-old forward played for 52 games with 16 starts for the Nuggets before moving to the Sacramento Kings and Detroit Pistons in 2015.
After his NBA stint, Miller moved on to become one of the most-loved players in Serbia under the EuroLeague and many more across Europe.
Most recently, he played for Nacional in Basketball Champions League Americas.
This will be the first time, however, that Miller will be playing in the PBA.
“I’m really excited to play, gain experience in Asian basketball and the PBA, and hopefully just make a statement here,” said Miller.
“I’m positive I can bring both versatility and excitement to the team. I make it a point to always have fun out there, and I’m sure my hunger matched with the drive these young guys have will be nothing short of good.”
The press statement from Converge also said Miller compared to NBA All-Star Paul George and “even matched up with Kevin Durant in height and length.”
“Converge team is hopeful that a player with Millers’ build and experience will take his place as a dominant player on court and will help propel the FiberXers to even greater heights in the upcoming conference.” the statement added.
Ayo, who recently replaced Jeff Cariaso as coach of the team, also expressed his excitement for the new addition to the team.
“I’ve seen him play, and I believe he’s going to fit very well into our system in terms of offense. At the end of the day, our goal is to win the championship,” said Ayo
“With Quincy on board, we will continue to focus on honing the team’s competitive spirit and maximizing their capabilities.”
Since their debut in the 2022 PBA Philippine Cup, the FiberXers have showcased grit and a fighting spirit that never backs down.
With the rigorous training of Ayo and the addition ofMiller, the FiberXers continue to shape up and work hard as they enter the Commissioner’s Cup this coming September.