Aces making it easy for Cory Jefferson to adjust in the PBA
Paul Lintag on Apr 02, 2017 08:19 PM
For all of his adjustments, Cory Jefferson and the Aces have rolled to a 4-0 start, taking the Commissioner's Cup Finals rematch against Rain or Shine in their latest win Sunday.
Cory Jefferson arrived in the country about two days before Alaska was to play its first game in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup.
Despite almost three weeks with the team, it's natural for the former NBA veteran to still try and incorporate himself into the Alaska system, which has been exactly what is happening throughout the course of the mid-season conference so far.
For all of his adjustments though, the Aces have rolled to a 4-0 start, taking the Commissioner's Cup Finals rematch against Rain or Shine in their latest win Sunday.
Jefferson even played his best PBA game to date, scoring 41 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in the victory with the highlight definitely his back-to-back treys in the last two minutes to help Alaska break through the Elasto Painters.
"My teammates are a big part of that, keeping my confidence up. I started out the first one with an airball, but my teammates know that I can shoot it and kept telling me to just shoot," Jefferson said.
Aside from keeping his confidence up, the former Brooklyn Net says that his teammates do a great job of helping him adjust to the PBA life, which has been the key to Alaska's early success.
With the Aces balling out as Jefferson works his way into the team, Alaska looks like its bound to get even better as the Commissioner's Cup continue.
"That's really on the team. They made it really easy for me, talking tp me and telling me where to go," Jefferson said.
"I'm still messing up things there, but they're really not getting on me. They helped me to adjust a lot faster," he added.
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