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Ginebra pick Ferrer eyes to improve maturity under Cone

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 09:02 PM October 30, 2016
Barangay Ginebra picks Kevin Ferrer in the special draft. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Barangay Ginebra picks Kevin Ferrer in the special draft. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Kevin Ferrer has yet to wear an official Barangay Ginebra jersey, but when it comes to the team’s “never-say-die” attitude, the lanky forward has already lived it.

In his first three years at University of Santo Tomas, Ferrer played under one Ginebra legend in Pido Jarencio.

And Ferrer knows all too well how to play with that famous Ginebra battlecry.

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“Barangay Ginebra is Barangay Ginebra, may attitude din na never say die,” said Ferrer Sunday at Robinson’s Manila during the 2016 PBA Draft. “Tinuro na sa amin ni coach Pido talaga na makipagpatayan ka pagdating sa laro ng basketball.”

Ferrer made the UAAP Finals thrice, the first two under Jarencio.

At Ginebra, Ferrer knows he will quickly learn from one of Philippine basketball’s brightest minds in head coach Tim Cone.

“Sa tingin ko si coach babaguhin niya yung mga mali ko or yung maturity ko i-improve niya,” said Ferrer. “Sana makuha ko yun.”

“Basta kung ano lang ibigay ni coach Tim na role gagawin ko talaga yun, kasi yun lang naman talaga ang kailangan ng team eh.”

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TAGS: 2016 PBA Draft, Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings, Gilas, Kevin Ferrer, never say die, PBA, Pido Jarencio, special draft, Tim Cone, UAAP, UST Growling Tigers
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