Tim Cone sees a young Justin Brownlee in Bennie Boatwright

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MANILA, Philippines–Versatility, size, and more importantly Bennie Boatwright Jr.’s similarities to the national basketball program’s old reliable Justin Brownlee are what made the San Miguel import a prime candidate to become Gilas Pilipinas’ latest naturalized player. “He’s got great size and he can play in and out. He’s very versatile and he kind of reminds me of a young Justin—just, like, three or four inches taller,” national coach Tim Cone told reporters on Sunday night. ADVERTISEMENT “I was the one who asked for him. I think he’s a tremendous talent,” he went on. Boatwright, a stretch big who helped deliver...