Lassiter ready if Gilas Pilipinas invitation comes
Best shooter in the PBA right now? Marcio Lassiter is definitely in the conversation.
After his superb showing in the 2015 PBA Governors’ Cup, there’s no more denying that the former Smart Gilas member is one of the league’s deadliest shooters, enough for some pundits to push for his inclusion anew in the Fiba Asia-bound national team.
But for Lassiter, he’s still enjoying the moment.
“The first time we won the championship in the Philippine Cup, it was a relief. Now that we have some more time off, I just want to enjoy it with my family and my teammates,” he said, though he’s still keeping a watchful eye if an invitation does pop out.
“I know it’s gonna come, and I’ll just be ready when that time comes,” he said.
Lassiter is aching for another crack in the national team after playing in the Rajko Toroman-coached squads. He was shortlisted for the World Cup squad last year but had to decline after he felt injuries would hamper his Gilas stint.
Now, he wants to go at it one more time and believes that he can bring so much more in his possible second go-round with the national team.
“Every year I’ve been here, I matured,” he said. “I just want to make sure that I keep growing as a player and keep on getting better.” CFC