Mid-range game good enough for June Mar Fajardo, says Yeng Guiao

first_imgEugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—If there’s one head coach in the PBA that likes his big men shooting from long range, it’s NLEX’s Yeng Guiao.Even during his time with Rain or Shine, Guiao not only allowed his centers and power forwards to shoot from deep, he straight up encouraged them.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “It’s something that you have to develop for a longer period of time. He’s going to have to take a lot more three-point shots in order to [be consistent] but every once in a while that’s going to happen.”Fajardo made his third career triple in the first quarter with the shot clock about to expire to give the Beermen a 28-4 lead.In comparison, Fajardo’s one three-point field goal this season is just a fraction of what Belga, Quiñahan, and Taulava have had.Belga already has six this season while Quiñahan and Taulava have made 12 and two, respectively.Guiao said that Fajardo may not necessarily have to take shots from beyond the arc for the national team since the center’s mid-range game is already sufficient.ADVERTISEMENT Shaq delos Santos says women’s nat’l team only lacks exposure: ‘We have height, skills’ LATEST STORIES Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “For the purposes of the national team, his medium range shot is good enough, you don’t need to shoot a three to be effective,” said Guiao. “As long as you can step out and shoot a 15, 16-foot jumper with some accuracy.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. From Beau Belga to JR Quiñahan and even Asi Taulava, Guiao had no problems pushing his bigs to hit outside shots.So when San Miguel center June Mar Fajardo, who is Guiao’s player in the national team, hit a three against the Road Warriors the fiery head coach’s opinion had to be instantly asked.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsGuiao said that Fajardo can shoot three-pointers on occasion but it would be hard to believe seeing the 6-foot-10 center, who primarily operates in the paint, moving out towards beyond the arc.“I think every once in a while he’s going to hit a three-point shot but I don’t see him doing that on a regular basis,” said Guiao after NLEX’s 121-11 loss to San Miguel in the PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img

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