The Spark Plug: Defense makes Gerald Anderson an asset for Marikina

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BASKETBALL isn’t just about scoring and putting in the numbers, and Gerald Anderson is proving just that as he continues to play major minutes for the Marikina Shoemasters.

The celebrity baller is making an impact on the defensive end and on Friday night, he once again proved that he could be an asset in terms of making stops.

Anderson scored only two points in 21 minutes of playing time, but he completed three steals and his head coach, Elvis Tolentino is taking notice.

“Si Gerald ang nagsimula ng spark. Lagi kong sinasabi sa kanya na kaya siya nagagamit because of his defense, ang laking tulong,” Tolentino told FOX PH.

Believe it or not, Anderson is one among the top steals leaders as he is tied for seventh to ninth spots, with teammate Warren Ybanez and Delmar Mahaling of the Gen San Warriors with 1.8 steals per game average.

With Anderson doing his thing on the defensive end, the rest of the Shoemasters are clicking on all cylinders, which resulted to three straight wins.

The Shoemasters now carry a 7-10 win-loss record, tied for 10th to 11th spots with Zamboanga-Family’s Brand Sardines.

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