Johnson ready to go as Indonesia battles Gilas for SEABA title
Paul Lintag on May 17, 2017 05:36 PM
Facing off against the mighty Filipinos, Jamarr Johnson doesn't need any more motivation to give it a full effort on the basketball floor as Indonesia shoots for its second SEABA title against the Philippines.
Manila, Philippines --- Indonesia will play Gilas Pilipinas for the 2017 SEABA Championship on Thursday at the Araneta Coliseum here.
For naturalized forward Jamarr Johnson, that's just all there is to it.
Officially making his debut in the regional showcase against Myanmar Wednesday, Johnson made good account of himself for Indonesia, going for 17 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, and one block in a 73-point victory.
With the Philippines up next, Johnson is ready to go.
"First, just not have fear. Play regardless what kind of reputation the Philippines have," Johnson said who had to wait for his FIBA clearance to suit up for Indonesia.
"Just gotta come in there and play basketball. We're gonna give our best from the beginning and then we'll see the results of that," he added.
Finally playing actual basketball for the first time in a long while, Johnson was obviously pumped up against the overmatched Burmese.
Facing off against the mighty Filipinos, the 6'5" forward doesn't need any more motivation to give it a full effort on the basketball floor.
"We're gonna play our hearts out. I'm gonna play my heart out and I'm gonna do what I can to help our team win," Johnson said.
"Whether that's sacrificing my body or rebounding or scoring or whatever I have to do, I'm gonna do what I have to do for the game," he added.
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