PBA DRAFT: No pressure for Jackson despite top-5 pick

Paul Lintag on Dec 16, 2018 08:26 PM
PBA DRAFT: No pressure for Jackson despite top-5 pick
"No pressure, I just play the game I've loved since day 1, that's the only way I see it. I don't feel pressure, this is what I wanted to do and this is what I've chosen to do and I'm gonna keep going," Jackson said.

Trevis Jackson can't wait to get his PBA chance.

The scoring guard from Sacramento was taken 5th overall in Sunday's 2018 PBA Draft and Jackson is expected to fight for his slot in a crowded Meralco backcourt filled with other playmaking and scoring guards.

Still, Jackson says he's ready, ready to learn and ready to fit in.

"First of all, I wanna learn from them, learn the little tricks of the game," Jackson says as he teams up with the likes of Chris Newsome and Baser Amer in Meralco. 

"I'll take everything that I can and be ready to play the game I've played my whole life," he added.

Landing with the Bolts is also promising for Jackson, saying his workout with the the team before the Draft went pretty well.

He's ready to pick up where he left off now that he's part of the team.

"I'm ecstatic, I'm so happy. I loved my workout with them and just the atmosphere at that gym, it made me excited to play basketball," he said.

"I'm so happy to go there and get ready to work," Jackson added.

As a top-5 selection, Jackson says he feels no extra pressure.

"No pressure, I just play the game I've loved since day 1, that's the only way I see it. I don't feel pressure, this is what I wanted to do and this is what I've chosen to do and I'm gonna keep going," Jackson said.

 


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