By Rey Joble
FILIPINO-Canadian Christian David, a 6-foot-7 prospect of Gilas Pilipinas, has just joined the Pampanga Lanterns and team manager Simon Mangio was impressed with what he saw.
“Ang galing. Tingin namin mas magaling ito kay Kobe Paras,” Mangio told FOX Sports Philippines in a telephone interview.
David, whose parents hail nearby Bacolor, dazzled the Pampanga Lanterns team with his ability to play multiple positions.
“He’s around 6-foot-6, 6-foot-7 kasi mas malaki siya kay (Daniel de Guzman). Pero 1 and 2 yung nilalaro niya. Ang galing magdala ng bola,tapos kapag nag-dunk effortless.”
David was once selected as the top high school player in Canada, making him a prospect for Gilas Pilipinas.
Are the Pampanga Lanterns going to sign up the 19-year-old cager?
“Hindi. Naki-ensayo lang siya sa amin, kasi umuwi rito nagbabakasyon. Bukas naman kay Yeng Guiao (NLEX Road Warriors) siya dadalhin ng uncle niya. Kaibigan namin yun eh,” added Mangio.
“Pero tingin namin kung nakuha namin ito, tapos na ang boxing.”