La Salle transferee Nelle rounding out his game with assist from Melecio

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Mar 02, 2020 05:51 PM
Nelle rounding out his game with assist from Melecio
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From MVP runner-up in NCAA 95 and next great point guard of San Beda University, Evan Nelle will now have to sit out one year after taking his talents to De La Salle University.

And so, his slow but sure rise has been put on pause.

Still, the 5-foot-11 playmaker has no regrets. "It was a hard decision and when I thought about it, it gave me sleepless nights, but maybe, it's for the best. I was in the Mythical 5, pero ang dami ko pang dapat i-improve," he shared.

He then continued, "I have bigger goals - gusto ko mag-Gilas [Pilipinas], gusto ko mag-PBA. This one year will be for myself to improve lahat-lahat para ma-reach ko yung goals ko."

Indeed, this one year of residency will be for Nelle to make the most out of learning from starting point guard Aljun Melecio. "Scoring guard kasi siya so pinapanood ko siya, watching his moves. Ako kasi, I like to pass, I like to create so I want to learn from him," he shared.

He then continued, "Aljun, he's really shifty, he's a shooter, and he can create his own shots so yun ang tinitingnan ko kung paano ko gagayahin."

At the same time, the 21-year-old wants nothing more than to take in all of head coach Derrick Pumaren's system. As he put it, "The only thing I can do is work on my game - improve, get bigger, and know 'manong's' system."

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