PBA: Wright accepts role as Phoenix’s franchise player
Paul Lintag on Jan 04, 2019 04:06 PM
“I’ve accepted the tag as franchise player, everything that comes with that title is what I’m gonna accept. I have to hold myself to a higher standard,” — Matthew Wright.
Matthew Wright is in it to win it for Phoenix.
Wright signed a fresh three-year extension with the Fuel Masters this week and the Fil-Canadian sniper has assumed full status as Phoenix’s franchise player.
And with the title as franchise player, Wright is ready to step it up on all facets of his game as he enters his third season with the team.
“I signed a three-year deal so I’m here for the long run,” he said.
“I’ve accepted the tag as franchise player, everything that comes with that title is what I’m gonna accept. I have to hold myself to a higher standard,” Wright added.
Wright and the Fuel Masters had a slow start last season before rebounding in the Governors’ Cup to finish as the no. 2 seed, the team’s best performance in the PBA to date.
However, the Fuel Masters just fell short of the semis and wasted a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.
Personally, Wright also had himself quite the season, finishing as the no. 3 local scorer with 17.6 points per game just behind Stanley Pringle and Juner Mar Fajardo.
Wright wants more for him and his team this season.
. @Mr_Wright_ on his new 3-year deal and status as Phoenix’s franchise player: “I’ll do whatever it takes to get this team to the Finals and eventually win a championship.”#PBA2019 | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/CdAuHLJQn8— Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) January 4, 2019
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