MANILA, Philippines—It didn’t take lengthy for San Miguel import Ivan Aska to be taught from his errors.
After a loss to NLEX final Wednesday, Aska and the Beermen rebounded with a 93-83 win over Meralco within the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Sunday.
Aska mentioned the 117-113 setback to the Highway Warriors allowed him to see the areas during which he wanted to enhance his recreation. His coaches and teammates have been additionally of massive assist in his bounce-back efficiency of 27 factors, 13 rebounds and two steals.
The 33-year-old Aska additionally helped maintain Bolts import Suleiman Braimoh to only 15 factors on 6-of-18 taking pictures from the sector.
Towards NLEX, Aska had 21 factors and 9 rebounds and was completely outplayed by his counterpart Thomas Robinson, who dominated with 42 factors, 20 rebounds and 5 assists.
“I simply discovered my lesson from the primary recreation. It was my first time and like I mentioned the teaching employees and gamers received me prepared for the sport,” mentioned Aska.
“I informed myself that I needed to keep within the recreation and do what I do, which is to play protection and offense.”
SMB coach Jorge Gallent additionally took discover of Aska’s changes.
“I’m positive he actually adjusted nicely. He discovered his lesson within the first recreation concerning the calls and every thing. We chatted about what he can convey and what I wished him to do and it labored,” mentioned Gallent.
“I’m positive he’s going to do this each recreation. He’ll come out robust and play good protection and get lots of rebounds,” added Gallent.
It additionally helped that the 6-foot-8 large man already has a ton of expertise taking part in professionally abroad. Earlier than suiting up for the Beermen, Aska had stints in Greece, Belgium, Israel, France and Mexico to call a number of.
“I’ve been taking part in for 12 seasons so in the case of basketball, I speak to coaches, they inform me what they need from me and I’ll give my all on daily basis, whether or not that be in observe or in video games.”
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