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No longer a back up, Iñigo determined to be better court general

January 20, 2020

first_img“I’m just a back-up point guard to Mike before. Now, I’m starting to get my rhythm because I should be more of a court general. I need to be more offensive-minded, but I have to be decisive,” he said in Filipino.His time with Kaohsiung Truth in the ASEAN Basketball League did help him a lot in preparing himself to these bigger roles. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“I learned to be patient off the court. In our college days, you just run up the court and play. But there, you have to be deliberate because you have to be smart there,” said Iñigo.Iñigo struggled to get his shots going in his first game with the Seafarers, shooting 3-of-8 from the field to finish with 10 points. LATEST STORIES He did better in setting up his teammates, as he racked up six assists and hauled down two rebounds in his 30 minutes on the floor.Unfortunately, his efforts weren’t enough as Marinerong Pilipino bowed in its conference-opener to Batangas, 92-82 on Tuesday.But Iñigo is confident his team can bounce back especially after what he thought were first game jitters.“It was our first game and we still haven’t known each other that well. We haven’t jelled the same way Batangas did because we’re just together for just two months, so it’s a given that we’ll have those lapses,” he said. “We still have a long way. It’s just our first game. We’ll figure things out soon.”ADVERTISEMENT For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Achie Iñigo. PBA IMAGESThis time, Achie Iñigo is taking the challenge of being the lead playmaker head on.Playing second fiddle to heralded teammate Mike Tolomia last season, the 5-foot-9 guard has been thrust to the spotlight as he is tasked to man the plays for Marinerong Pilipino in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Lassiter shows he’s more than a sniper Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in View commentslast_img

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