Marqus Blakely will remain as Blackwater Elite’s import this 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup.
That was revealed none other than the head coach of Blackwater himself, coach Aris Dimaunahan.
“Si Marqus will be our import for the rest of the conference,” said Dimaunahan. “We made the decision already after Aaron Fuller’s game the other time. We weigh things out, we had a meeting, we decided, and we opted to go with Marqus Blakely for the rest of the conference.”
One of the main reasons why they opted for Blakely instead of Aaron Fuller who is their original import of choice prior to the start of the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup is that he fit to play.
Unlike Fuller who is currently nursing a foot injury which is also the main reason why he was not able to suit up with the Elite during their campaign in the Terrific 12 in Macao last month.
Blakely, on the other hand, is having erratic performances with Blackwater. Though he made a slow start this third conference but each time he posted great stats it resulted in a win for coach Dimaunahan’s squad.
The 6-foot-5 almost had a quadruple output in their game against the NorthPort Batang Pier and last night he posted 21 points and 13 rebounds versus his former team, the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok (formerly known as SanMig Coffee Mixers).
All of those games were all victories for the Elite.
‘Yung last game ni Blakely, he almost had a quadruple double at na-inspire niya mga locals to have great energy the entire game. Secondly, being a coach, I want my players to be healthy all the time. One issue is that with Aaron Fuller. Obviously, he is not a hundred percent healed. He had a fighting heart to play last time with one leg only. We gave him a chance to show his game and after that, we decided with Marqus Blakely.”
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