PBA DRAFT: Trevis Jackson wants you to know his name
Paul Lintag on Dec 15, 2018 01:07 PM
"I know not too many people may know about me right now, but I'm very excited and eager to do what I do," --- Trevis Jackson.
On most years, there's always that one guy that's a relative unknown that would turn out to be an actual contributor to his team.
Two seasons ago it was Matthew Wright and last year it was Robbie Herndon.
Well in 2018, it could be Trevis Jackson.
"I know not too many people may know about me right now, but I'm very excited and eager to do what I do," Jackson said in the Slam Philippines Draft Suite.
"It's something I prepared for my whole life. I want to prove that I can play this game," he added.
Jackson is taking the Herndon route to the PBA, showing what he can do in the D-League to have some people take notice.
And what he's done in the D-League definitely resulted in some eyes directly fixated on him.
"It helped me get myself out there, as far as being in the Philippines," Jackson said on his D-League stint where he suited up for Marinerong Pilipino and Gamboa Coffee.
He also played for Team Pilipinas in the FIBA 3x3 Shanghai joust in August.
"No one would look at me if I didn't score. I knew that was the way I would grasp people's attention. I had to put the ball in the basket and that's what I did," he added.
With scoring down pat, Jackson is ready to unleash the other parts of his game in the PBA.
"Defense, that's one of my priorities. And not turning the ball over," he said.
"I feel like those are critical things. And for me, it's just being there for your teammates. When a guy falls, run over and be the first one to pick them up, let them know you're there for them," Jackson added.
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