Van Opstal hopes to learn from Beermen’s Fajardo
Reportedly going to San Miguel, Arnold Van Opstal said he sees it as a dream come true if he indeed becomes a member of the Beermen
“That would be a dream come true,” Van Opstal said as he looks forward to a possible reunion with his former college coach Gee Abanilla.
The La Salle standout played under Abanilla, who is now the team manager at San Miguel.
Van Opstal also feels playing for the Beermen could further optimize his potential in learning from three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo every practice.
“Being against June Mar everyday will just make you such a good player. He’s an incredible player. There wouldn’t be a better person to learn from in the PBA as a big. It will really be exciting and a tremendous honor for me to join a great organization,” he said on Friday at the 2016 Slam Draft Suite.
What Van Opstal wants to focus on, though, is to develop his midrange game and be capable of playing the power forward position.
“Definitely, I want to add my midrange game so I could be versatile in playing four and five,” he said.
“Right now, people see me as just a five, so if I can transition to a four, that will be a nice thing for me and I’d like to do that.”