But in his debut against TNT, he was far from the lethal version of himself.
Playing for roughly 12 minutes, the Barangay Ginebra rookie understands his predicament: The team that picked him is the latest champions, he is surrounded by grizzled veterans, and most importantly, he has to earn his minutes.
“Siyempre as a rookie naman, ‘di naman madaling makuha ‘yung loob ni coach Tim (Cone),” Ferrer, who finished the game with only three markers, said. “Kailangan ko pang pagtrabuhan ‘yung playing time ko at ‘yung trust niya sakin....
MANILA, Philippines – Compared to his fellow rookies, Kevin Ferrer had a quiet debut in the PBA, scoring only three points to go along with three rebounds in 11 minutes during Ginebra's 103-108 loss to TNT KaTropa last Sunday.
While TNT rookie Roger Pogoy was playing crunch-time minutes and making crucial defensive plays, Ferrer was glued to the bench as coach Tim Cone opted to go with a more battle-tested line-up to end the game.
"Siyempre, challenge din sa akin kung paano bumawi," said Ferrer after their defeat. "At saka 'di ko muna tinitingnan 'yung points."...
The PBA has just ushered in its 42nd season but that didn’t prevent the league from collecting P38,000 in fines from eight players and one coach for their different infractions during the first week of the Oppo Philippine Cup.
NLEX big man Enrico Villanueva got the heftiest fine of P15,000 for a flagrant foul penalty one on rookie Carl Bryan Cruz and his “sarcastic and disrespectful on-court behaviour” during their game versus Alaska last week.
His teammate Eman Monfort was also slapped with a P10,000 penalty for “committing an injurious contact” again on Cruz....
With its usual venues already committed to hosting other events in the coming Christmas season, the PBA has deemed it best to take a shot at its all-time live attendance record by bringing the blockbuster game of the Philippine Cup eliminations to the cavernous Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.
There were a total of 52,612 fans that flocked to the ultra-modern venue during opening day two seasons ago as matches pitting then-newcomers Blackwater and KIA preceded the Barangay Ginebra-Talk ‘N Text contest.
Not only was that doubleheader highlighted by the Gin Kings, it also featured Manny Pacquiao in his professional basketball debut as he inspired the then-Enforcers to a tight win over the Elite....
“We relaxed and we weren’t ready for their fourth quarter run. That’s where we had a problem,” he said.
The Gin Kings seemed on their way to another easy win, leading by as much as 14 points midway through the payoff period before Ranidel de Ocampo brought the KaTropa back and stole the game in the clutch....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2016-2017 Philippine Cup||0||1||0.000|
|2015-2016 Governors' Cup||16||7||0.696||Champions|
|2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup||7||6||0.538||5th|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||8||5||0.615||5th|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||5||7||0.417||8th|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||5||7||0.417||8th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||7||6||0.538||5th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||5||5||0.500||6th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||3||7||0.300||8th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||15||8||0.652||3rd|