PBA: Aces not giving up on new import Franko House just yet
Paul Lintag on Oct 04, 2019 08:06 PM
Replacing the injured Justin Watts, Franko House debuted against Meralco and scored only eight points on top of 11 rebounds. The Aces lost by 26 and dropped to 0-4 for the conference. (Photo by Arvin Lim)
Alaska’s new import for the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup didn’t exactly impress Friday.
Replacing the injured Justin Watts, Franko House debuted against Meralco and scored only eight points on top of 11 rebounds. The Aces lost by 26 and dropped to 0-4 for the conference.
Despite an uninspiring performance, head coach Jeffrey Cariaso still believes that House is the right man for the job and is willing to give his new import another chance.
“I think it’s a little too early to judge him. It’s really difficult, he’s been here four days,” Cariaso said of House.
“I think he’s still the guy we need. He’s that big presence so he just has to understand where to pick his spots. Baka nagulat siya sa style of play here a little bit. But again, no excuses, he has to be better,” Cariaso added.
House knows he has to be better for Alaska to be successful and that has to start in the Aces’ next game.
“I gotta come out with more intensity, take more ownership, be more aggressive as far as, like, the physicality of the game and be strong with the more and take it to the rim,” he said.
“I didn't play my best game today. I'll be ready next game,” House added.
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