Nothing gentle about Germy Mahinay's breakout game in UAAP 81

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Oct 14, 2018 08:27 PM
Nothing gentle about Germy Mahinay's breakout in UAAP 81
Germy Mahinay is stepping up big-time in the absence of ailing Steve Akomo

Germy Mahinay got an earful from head coach Aldin Ayo in the middle of the game a week ago. 

Then, the multi-titled mentor scolded his rookie big man for “not following instructions.” 

Fast forward to Saturday and up against Far Eastern University’s formidable frontline, Germy Mahinay did nothing but follow the instructions of his head coach. “Si Germy, he may be the biggest, but he’s also one of the youngest players. Ang maganda, pag pinagsasabihan ko, nagre-respond naman,” coach Aldin said post-game. 

In turn, that led to a breakout performance of 10 points and eight rebounds for Mahinay – all while teaming up with Enric Caunan to slow down Cameroonian powerhouse Prince Orizu to just eight markers and 12 boards. 

For his part, the recruit out of San Beda High School gave back credit to his mentor. “Na-motivate lang ako (sa nangyari). Binigyan ako ni coach Aldin ng kumpyansa na ‘di ko na sinayang para ‘di na maulit yung nangyari,” he shared. 

He then continued, “Maganda linalaro namin kasi nakasandal kami sa sistema at saka binigyan kami ng magandang opportunities ni coach.” 

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