PBA: Paul Zamar hopes to replicate his ABL success in the PBA
Philip Matel on Sep 22, 2018 10:21 AM
Just signed last conference after a tremendous stint with Mono Vampire, Paul Zamar is already making waves at home.
Finding success as a scorer for Mono Vampire in the Asean Basketball League (ABL), Paul Zamar hopes that he could some day find his niche with the Blackwater Elite of the PBA.
Zamar, son of former UE Red Warrior and pro Boycie, came up big in Blackwater's 124-118 overtime victory against two-time defending champions Ginebra Gin Kings at the Big Dome Friday evening.
The guard swished two crucial ones from downtown, the first one was to tie the game at 113 early in overtime.
However, none came bigger than the dagger three he stuck in the hearts of the Ginebra faithful to put the now 4-0 Elite up with 44.1 seconds left in the overtime period.
Just signed last conference after a tremendous stint with the ABL runners-up, Zamar is already making waves at home.
Whether it be Ginebra, or any team, the pint-sized sharpshooter is ready to face any opponent, carrying the mentality he brought from Thailand.
"Well sinusubukan ko lang i-replicate yung naprovide ko sa Mono Vampire nung nasa ABL pa ako. Yung readiness lang, kasi you never know sino titira e. Ready ka lang, focus ka lang," Zamar, who finished with 17 points and seven rebounds said after the game.
Even though he seems to find his groove for coach Bong Ramos, Zamar says that playing is a continuing learning process, and is on the process of adjusting in an 'evolving game'.
If this is a sign of better things to come for Blackwater, who coach Ramos wants to develop with a 'habit of winning', the team has its sights set for a modest goal: make the playoffs.
"Mahirap pa sabihin kasi midway pa lang ng conference. We’re just playing every quarter para we won't get ahead of ourselves. Hopefully in the end, we’ll be there sa quarterfinals."
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