Grey making the most of his time under Meralco’s spotlight
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Dec 21, 2016 08:32 PM
I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE. Jonathan Grey's scoring prowess has already shown itself in the PBA.
With Meralco and Phoenix going at it on Wednesday, first-year player Jonathan Grey found himself on the San Juan Arena floor in the endgame.
And Grey was quick to admit that he was taken aback by the fact that he and fellow rookie Ed Daquioag were both part of the final five trying to close out the contest for the Bolts. “Nagugulat nga kami na involved kami dun sa (mga last play),” he expressed.
Perhaps, the pride of College of St. Benilde shouldn’t be surprised, especially after pumping all but four of his 24 points in the second half. He also recorded four rebounds and two assists.
Unfortunately, Grey’s breakout in the professional ranks ended as a loss for Meralco. “Sayang nga. Maganda ang laro ko, pero siguro, kailangan pa namin ng more team chemistry pa para manalo,” he said.
Whatever the result, the 24-year-old is nothing but grateful for the trust multi-titled mentor Norman Black has already given him this early. “Nakaka-overwhelm, pero si coach Norman, makikita mo naman na kung sino yung mainit, yun ang gagamitin niya,” he said.
He then continued, “Bibigyan ka talaga niya ng chance kung may ipapakita ka so kailangan lang, wag mag-relax.”
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