MANILA, Philippines—Coming off a really busy offseason, Scottie Thompson is predicted to choose up the place he left off when Barangay Ginebra begins its marketing campaign within the new PBA season starting subsequent month.
The expectations are excessive for the PBA MVP, who’s coming off stints with Gilas Pilipinas within the Fiba World Cup and the Asian Video games the place the Philippines received its first basketball gold since 1962.
“I at all times have very excessive expectations of Scottie and Scottie will at all times carry it. He’s a whole winner and he confirmed that in his profession. Scottie is that type of participant that impacts profitable and people gamers are probably the most enjoyable to play with,” stated Ginebra large man Christian Standhardinger.
“It’s essential that we maintain the usual excessive for Scottie nevertheless it’s a on condition that Scottie will carry it subsequent convention with out me attempting to place an excessive amount of strain.”
Heading into the forty eighth PBA Season, Thompson is once more one of many frontrunners within the MVP race alongside Standhardingher and San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo.
Whereas Thompson posted lowly numbers of simply 1.8 factors, 2.2 assists and two rebounds per recreation within the World Cup, he redeemed himself within the Asian Video games earlier this month.
Ginebra, which can parade Tony Bishop as its import, opens its title protection within the Commissioner’s Cup on November 17 towards Converge at Araneta Coliseum.