PBA: Veteran local help a big boost for young Antonio
Paul Lintag on May 13, 2018 08:28 PM
Against TNT Sunday at the Ynares Center, Campbell once again delivered the goods for the Aces, scoring 23 points and grabbing 20 rebounds.
ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal --- At 23 years old, Antonio Campbell is currently the youngest import playing in the PBA.
Yes, even younger than James White.
Still, Campbell has been balling for the Aces and he has Alaska currently tied for first with a 3-1 record.
Against TNT Sunday at the Ynares Center here, Campbell once again delivered the goods for the Aces, scoring 23 points and grabbing 20 rebounds.
Young Antonio says that his good play is a product of the lessons he's been getting from his veteran local teammates.
"It's huge," he said when asked about the impact of his veteran teammates.
"These guys, they've been doing this longer than I have, especially over here in the Philippines. This is my first time out of the country, first time playing overseas," he added.
While he has experience with the NBA G-League prior to his PBA stint, Campbell says he has learned quite a lot in his brief stay so far.
All thanks to the veteran group of guys playing behind him in Alaska.
"They've been a tremendous help for my growth here," Campbell said.
"And some of the things I'm doing here I wasn't even doing back in the States in the G-League. So credit to thoes guys," he added.
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