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Wright downplays Lassiter comparison by former coach

/ 06:14 PM October 28, 2016
Matthew Wright. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Matthew Wright. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

There may be little fanfare surrounding him, but Matthew Wright is out to prove that he’s one of the best talents this 2016 PBA Rookie Draft.

So excited was his former coach Ariel Vanguardia that he compared Wright to one of the league’s best sharp shooters.

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“His shooting could be compared to Marcio Lassiter,” the Phoenix mentor said.

But the 25-year-old guard doesn’t want to compare himself to Lassiter—or anyone for that matter—saying that he still has to show what he’s made of before anyone makes an assessment of his game.

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“That’s a big praise because Marcio is a great shooter, but I try not to get too caught up with comparisons. It’s all fun and talk but I haven’t played in the PBA yet,” he said.

Wright also believes that he still haven’t showed his full potential during the 2016 Gatorade PBA Combine.

“I feel like I could always show more. I never feel satisfied with my performance. If I do well, I know there’s some things I could do better. My whole attitude is I’m never content and I can always improve on something,” he said.

But if there’s one thing the 6-foot-4 guard thinks he can bring to the table for PBA teams, it’s definitely his competitive fire.

“I bring a fiery competitive nature that’s been through a lot of games in college, in France, and in Malaysia,” he said. “Hopefully, that experience will bring me poise, that even though I’m a rookie, I won’t shy away from clutch situations.”

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