DiGregorio scores career-high on his grandma's death anniversary

Paul Lintag on May 03, 2017 08:40 PM
DiGregorio scores career-high on his grandma's death anniv
Just like Thomas earlier in the day when the Celtics star led Boston to a post-season victory over Washington with a playoff career-high 53 points on the birthday of his late sister, DiGregorio came through with the performance of his young PBA life on the death anniversary of his grandmother.

Channeling his inner Isaiah Thomas, Blackwater guard Mike DiGregorio came up absolutely huge in helping the Elite keep their flickering playoff hopes alive in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup.

The Fil-Italian guard, selected in the fourth round of the PBA draft, dropped a new career-high of 22 points Wednesday, helping Blackwater extend the misery of NLEX in the mid-season joust all while giving the Elite a chance to snatch one of the lower seeds in the top-heavy playoff race.

DiGregorio fired 12 points in the third period alone, all on three-point makes, as Blackwater built a big enough lead to hold on for the win.

And just like Thomas earlier in the day when the Celtics star led Boston to a post-season victory over Washington with a playoff career-high 53 points on the birthday of his late sister, DiGregorio came through with the performance of his young PBA life on the death anniversary of his grandmother.

This day also marked the untimely passing of another beloved member of his family.

"Today was actually as special day because it's the death anniversary of my grandmom," DiGregorio said.

"And this morning I found out that my cousin, his wife's dad passed away. He had a heart surgery, but he ended up passing away. So I wanna dedicate this game to them. I'm thinking of them, I love them," he added.

Family tragedy aside, DiGregorio's production has been the direct effect of countless hours spent in the gym.

With the Elite missing the services of key players like Mac Belo and Art Dela Cruz, DiGregorio has done his best to fill in the gaps for Blackwater.

"It's a lot of hard work. I've been working hard for so long, a lot of hours before and after practice," he said/

"That's where the confidence comes from --- preparation. I was prepared for this opportunity, and I took advantage of it," DiGregorio added.

 


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