PBA: Monster Mike is nice but Compton wants more from locals

Paul Lintag on Oct 17, 2018 07:39 PM
PBA: Monster Mike is nice but Compton wants more from locals
While Monster Mike is good though, head coach Alex Compton can't help but ask for just a bit more from his locals, saying that the Aces may be relying too much on their impressive import.

Mike Harris is quietly making a case for himself as Best Import in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup.

Wednesday against Columbian, Harris had another monster outing, pouring 44 points on top of 27 rebounds as he led the Aces to a nice bounce back win to maintain a top-4 spot in the season-ending joust.

While Monster Mike is good though, head coach Alex Compton can't help but ask for just a bit more from his locals, saying that the Aces may be relying too much on their impressive import.

In the win over the Dyip, Alaska had three locals finish in double figures but Compton certaily knows that his Aces are more than capable of just that.

"Thank god we have Mike Harris," Compton said.

"It's an interesting feeling we won the game but I'm really unhappy right now with the way we played," he added.

Compton is not disrespecting Columbian in any way but it's pretty obvious that Alaska is the superior team.

It didn't exactly show Wednesday and the Aces struggled to put away the winless Dyip despite a big game from Harris.

"I think we're a stronger team than Columbian, but I don't think we played the way we're supposed to play," Compton said.

"Credit to Columbian, those guys fought until the end. [But] we have so many fundamental breakdowns. We gotta get better," he added.

Compton mentioned that it's no excuse for the team to slack off just because Harris is such a terrific reinforcement.

What happens when it's Harris who's going to struggle then?

"Mike Harris having 44 and 27 would be a nice formula. I'm glad that we have a great import [but] that's no excuse for us not to do our jobs," Compton said.

 


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