PBA: Extra edge for Tratter after helping Aces beat his former team

Paul Lintag on Oct 26, 2019 07:25 PM
PBA: Extra edge for Tratter after beating his former team
In matching up against his former team, the rookie out of La Salle played perhaps his best game for the Aces, using a fast start to finish with 18 points, six rebounds, and two steals in 33 and a half minutes. (PBA)

Just keeping things real, Abu Tratter had a little extra oomph Saturday in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup against Blackwater.

The Elite got Tratter in a package from NLEX in the Poy Erram trade. However, Abu didn’t last one full season as an Elite as he was sent to Alaska prior to this conference for Carl Bryan Cruz.

In matching up against his former team, the rookie out of La Salle played perhaps his best game for the Aces, using a fast start to finish with 18 points, six rebounds, and two steals in 33 and a half minutes.

Alaska got the victory.

“I mean just to see that they traded for me, and then to see me go, it was something that I took to heart,” Tratter said.

“That’s what I’ve been working on with Alaska, just making sure I play my role but also improve. But today was a different story, today I wanted to prove myself,” he added.

The no. 7 pick of last year’s Draft is slowly getting his groove with the Aces. The goal for Abu now is to keep building with Alaska.

“I’ve been on the team for about two months now, so I’m getting accustomed to the system and my teammates,” he said.

“Just making sure I do my job and improve as a player,” Tratter added.

 


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