Kevin Ferrer sees UST's fabled '3Ps' in super rookie CJ Cansino

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Oct 16, 2018 07:51 PM
Ferrer sees UST's fabled '3Ps' in super rookie Cansino
A message from the former King Tiger to the future King Tiger

University of Sto. Tomas’ past and present converged last Sunday.

Kevin Ferrer, once a stalwart for the Growling Tigers, was present to witness firsthand the budding stardom of their super rookie in CJ Cansino.

And after just one game, the now Ginebra Gin King was left nothing but impressed. “Sobrang aggressive niya. Ang sarap niyang panoorin,” he told reporters while his alma mater was pulling off an upset over Far Eastern University.

So impressed was he that, in his eyes, Cansino would have fit in quite nicely with the UST teams of his day. “Sobrang tapang niya. Nandun yung tinatawag namin na ‘3 Ps’ – yung puso, pride, palaban,” he shared.

He then continued, “Sana, mahawa niya yung teammates niya sa aggressiveness niya.”

When he was still donning the gold and white, Ferrer lived by the three pillars instilled by then head coach Pido Jarencio – puso, pride, and palaban.

And according to the two-time PBA champion himself, UST’s new super rookie is more aggressive than he himself. “Mas aggressive siya, ako magulang lang e,” he kidded.

For his part, Cansino was modest as always and expressed gratitude for hearing nothing but good words from one of the greats of their school. As he put it, “Sobrang saya ko kasi si Kevin Ferrer, PBA na and naabot na niya yung pangarap ng kahit sinong player. Grateful lang ako na masabihan niya nang ganun.”

For the super rookie to continue fulfilling his destiny, the now PBA star had this piece of advice. “Wag siyang mapagod mag-improve. Kung nasaan siya, dapat higitan pa niya kasi kailangang nag-iimprove siya every day dahil future King Tiger siya,” he said.

Along with the “3 Ps” and being King Tigers, Ferrer and Cansino also share the similarity of being former MVPs from their school’s Juniors program who then decided to stay.

And in that light, both of them wanted nothing more than to give their all for the Growling Tigers. “Ako po, gusto ko lang talaga ibigay yung best ko for UST,” Cansino said.

Knowing exactly how that feels, Ferrer is urging the faithful over at Espana to do nothing but support their resurgent squad. “Sobrang saya ko na nag-stay siya at ‘di na nga siya umalis sa tahanan namin. Sana, full support pa ang UST sa kanya para mas ma-boost pa yung game niya,” he said.

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