Travis ‘shocked’ to win Best Import, ‘confident’ of Aces comeback
The last person to believe Romeo Travis would end up with the Best Import of the Conference award in his hands might have also been himself.
Travis edged San Miguel Beer import Arizona Reid in a neck-and-neck race for the award that left many surprised including Travis.
“I didn’t think I was gonna win it,” Travis admitted, who earned 1060 points accumulated from stats and votes from the media, players and the league office.
“I don’t have the best statistics, minutes-wise, points-wise, rebounds-wise. I just didn’t think I was gonna win it. It was a big shock for me,” Travis added.
Reid, who has outplayed Travis so far through the first two games of the Finals, was a close second with 1023 points. He was first in every criteria except votes from the media where Travis had 415 as compared to Reid’s 287.
Reid was denied of what could’ve been his third Best Import recognition but he and the Beermen are two wins away from the 2015 PBA Governors’ Cup championship after a 103-95 comeback win.
Travis, though, remains “confident” that the Aces can still climb out of a 2-0 hole. And it starts on the defensive end.
“I’m still confident because we play good defense. And once we finally play good defense, we’ll be fine,” Travis said.
“Once we figure it out defensively, we’re gonna be fine because that’s where we made our calling card all conference. We’re a great defensive team so once that happens, I think they’re going to be in trouble real soon.” CFC