PRE-DRAFT MIXTAPE: Lervin Flores
NCAA's Slam Dunk King Lervin Flores is primed for bigger, better things in the PBA.
Before the PBA Draft this Sunday, let's revisit some of the college highlights of this year's top projected picks to offer a kind of glimpse of what they could bring in the pros.
SCHOOL: Arellano University
MONICKER / NICKNAME: Gong
From the moment he stepped on an NCAA court, Lervin Flores already looked like he was destined for big things.
A finals stint, and a slam dunk title later, the 6'5" Masantol, Pampanga native has slowly expanded his game. From a rebound-gobbling defensive specialist for Arellano University back in his first season, he's shown flashes of offensive improvement.
More than strong, high-flying finishing inside, Flores has maintained his defensive identity, while also becoming a dependable scorer from mid-range.
Compared to the 2017 class, Flores could be considered a raw talent.
But considering his vast improvement during his two-year NCAA stint with the chiefs, he's branded himself as a project with a high ceiling that could pay dividends if given a chance to thrive.
And we can't wait what his next evolution will be.