Jerrick Ahanmisi just made his PBA champion brother proud
Paul Lintag on Sep 05, 2016 09:10 AM
No one was prouder of Jerrick Ahanmisi than his brother Maverick of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.
Jerrick Ahanmisi had himself quite a UAAP debut Sunday, exploding for 28 points on an incredible 10 of 11 shooting in Adamson's rousing 104-85 win over UP.
Ahanmisi showed everybody his exceptional touch from beyond the arc, making six of his seven attempts from deep.
Adding to his record performance, Jerrick's 28 points was the highest for a rookie since Jeron Teng's 35 points four years ago, the 18-year-old Fil-Nigerian was as astounding plus-29 in 30 minutes of play.
Having the perfect debut, no one is happier for Jerrick than his older brother Maverick of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.
The elder Ahanmisi wasn't able to catch the men's basketball opening of the UAAP because Rain or Shine also had a game Sunday but he's happy nevertheless for his younger brother.
"I'm just happy for him. He's been excited for so long," Maverick said of Jerrick. "He's been waiting for this day so I'm happy for him to get his moment. Hopefully he keeps having success."
While everybody was taken off guard by Jerrick's explosion, Maverick obviously knew all along that his brother was capable of doing such things.
Maverick certainly wasn't surprised that Jerrick made quite an impact by firing bombs for the Falcons.
"He's that king of a player. He's a shooter, ever since we were little that's all he does," the PBA champion with the Elasto Painters said.
Playing the same sport and the spotlight suddenly put on their name because of Jerrick's UAAP statement game, Maverick makes it clear that he's not trying to put unnecessary pressure on his brother just because he's already playing in the PBA.
"I don't want him to feel like he has any pressure. He's his own man. I'm happy for him to have his moment, it's his time, his moment to shine. I don't wanna take anything away from him," Maverick said.
Jerrick made his way to the MOA Arena after Adamson's win and Maverick certainly has plans to watch some games featuring the Falcons in the future.
As long as they don't play in the PBA of course.
"If we didn't have a game I would have been there. Probably at the next game against FEU," Maverick said.
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