It won’t be the last time Filipino fans have seen Mohammad Jamshidi this year if he passes the height requirement for Asian imports in the PBA’s season-ending Governors’ Cup.
Jamshidi confirmed to FOX Sports that Meralco is keen on tapping the Iranian point-forward.
“Yes, tomorrow (today), I’m going to the PBA office so if I pass the (height) test then I’m going to play here next conference,” Jamshidi told FOX Sports on Wednesday nigh after his team lost to Gilas Pilipinas, 70-81.
Listed at 6’5, Jamshidi said he’s “more of 6’3, 6’4 or something like that.”
“That’s why I’m going to the PBA office for measurement to know my official height,” said the 24-year old Iranian.
Jamshidi tallied 8 points with 3 rebounds and led Iran with 7 assists against only 2 turnovers in last night’s game which Meralco team manager Paolo Trillo and head coach Norman Black witnessed.
If he passed the height limit of 6’3, Jamshidi said he will also ask the Bolts management to give him some rest days when Iran hosts the FIBA Asia Challenge Cup from Sept. 9-18 where the Gilas Cadets are also seeing action by virtue of winning the FIBA SEABA Challenge Cup earlier this month.
Jamshidi is scheduled to be measured at 5 p.m. today. – By Alder Almo
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