Meralco rookie Grey downplays PBA debut in loss to Elite | Inquirer Sports

Meralco rookie Grey downplays PBA debut in loss to Elite

/ 10:11 PM November 27, 2016

Tristan Tamayo/

Tristan Tamayo/

As promising as his first game was, Jonathan Grey’s focus is on Meralco’s success.

That’s why he doesn’t want to put too much on the 11 points and four rebounds he posted in his PBA debut, but rather rue the Bolts’ 86-84 defeat to the Blackwater Elite on Sunday.

“It’s a learning process, but we lost, so what’s the point of my 11 points, right?,” he said.


Though Grey knows he turned heads with his performance, what he wants to look at more is the things he could’ve done better.

“What I’m looking at is my weaknesses. I want to improve more on my defense because that’s where I could improve on,” he said.

The former St. Benilde star still shared that at times, he still feels a bit hesitant shooting the ball being a newcomer, but his veteran teammates keep on egging him to utilize his strengths, which is scoring.

“Though at times, I feel shy doing such, I don’t see them getting mad at me and my teammates even ask me why I hesitate. So I just try to feel confident shooting whenever I have the ball,” he said.


Though disappointed with the outcome, Grey is elated to get that first game out of the way.

“I’m happy that I played well in my first PBA game. It’s a dream come true for me,” he said.

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TAGS: 2017 Philippine Cup, Blackwater Elite, Jonathan Grey, Meralco Bolts, PBA, PBA debut

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