Buoyed by the strong play of Terrence Romeo, Lester Prosper, and Dez Wells, the San Miguel Beermen are off to an auspicious start after winning against the Shenzhen Aviators, 90-76, for their first game in the 2019 East Asia Super League Terrific 12 tournament.
Terrence Romeo led all locals in scoring with 17 points. He was backstopped by Chris Ross who chipped in 11 of his own.
On the other hand, Dez Wells poured in 29 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and five steals to lead the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup champions.
Witnessing firsthand his teammate perform at a high level, Prosper couldn’t help but be in awe of his fellow import — whom he believes will be a great asset for the Leo Austria-coached squad in the upcoming PBA Governors’ Cup.
“He is a straight dog. It’s going to be really tough for opponents to guard him this season,” Prosper said about Wells in an exclusive interview with FOX Sports Philippines.
The 30-year-old Prosper, meanwhile, also did well for himself in his SMB debut. The hulking import notched a strong double-double of 10 points and 15 rebounds as he filled in the center spot with June Mar Fajardo out due to an injury.
He provided the much-needed size and firepower for SMB, as he’s shown his capability to finish well off of pick-and-rolls and by asserting his presence inside the paint.
When asked about his performance, Prosper bared that he was simply just playing his role, while savoring the opportunity in indirectly representing the country as well.
“It’s been amazing playing with them. I’m just playing my role by playing hard and there’s more work to do,” said Prosper.
“I’m not only playing for myself but I’m also representing the country on an international level so I take this personally. We are just going to play hard and live with the results,” he ended.
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