Marcio Lassiter savors first career Mythical Five selection

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BOCAUE — Marcio Lassiter can finally join his San Miguel teammates who have been part of the PBA Mythical Team.

Last season, Alex Cabagnot, Chris Ross, Arwind Santos, and June Mar Fajardo were part of the 2017 Mythical Team with Japeth Aguilar as the lone non-SMB cager.

Lassiter admitted that he couldn’t believe it at first when he heard the announcement, and he was more than thankful as he attributed much of his success to his teammates’ exceptional play and chemistry.

“Just got to thank God for blessing me today. It has been four or five years always in it but you want to be nominated. Thank you for recognizing me as being a part of the mythical team,” said Lassiter.

“Definitely giving credits to my teammates, without them I wouldn’t be in this position to win it. Just thanking God and I had a long year and I’m just glad it paid off this year,” he added.

Before his inclusion in the Mythical Five, his teammate June Mar Fajardo bagged his fifth straight MVP plum, a first in PBA history.

However, despite winning multiple individual accolades, the sharpshooter is still focused on winning championships as they set their goals moving forward.

“I am still looking forward to us winning championships, that is what is important. My team members, they always know that it is always about winning so they always want to play hard and I am looking forward to a big year. Hopefully, I can maintain another good year and keep it going up and always get better,” the swingman said.

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