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FEU's Jasper Parker delights in opportunity to learn from coach Racela

MANILA, Philippines—After a slow start to his UAAP career, Far Eastern University's rookie point guard Jasper Parker has been slowly but surely finding his groove.

While he still shares playmaking responsibilities with veteran Axel Iñigo, fellow transferee Hubert Cani, and Jojo Trinidad, Parker is showing that he has what it takes to be the premier guard for the talented Tamaraws.

Far Eastern University's Jasper Parker. Arvin Lim, ABS-CBN Sports
Against a dangerous National University team on Wednesday, Parker shook off a scary fall in the third quarter caused by an inadvertent elbow to his head by teammate Arvin Tolentino, and went on to lead the Tamaraws to an impressive 90-83 win.

He finished with a UAAP career-high nine points, on top of five rebounds and three assists. More important than his statistics, however, was his ability to set the tone for the Tamaraws, as they refused to play at NU's preferred pace.

"JR (Parker) played well today, so he deserves to finish the game," FEU coach Olsen Racela said of Parker, who played almost 23 minutes in the contest. "Mabuti na lang, OK siya doon sa nangyari kanina. 'Yun lang ang rason kung bakit nilabas ko siya."

Author: Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News
Full Article: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/09/27/17/uaap-feus-jasper-parker-delights-in-opportunity-to-learn-from-coach-racela

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