Herndon focused on helping Wangs, not just getting numbers
After scorching hot in the first half for Wangs Basketball, Robbie Herndon found himself trapped in the next two quarters as the Flying V defense zeroed-in on him and limited him to just four points.
But the 6-foot-4 swingman refused to attribute his poor shooting to the Thunder’s defensive stance and instead pointed on the Couriers’ lackluster showing in the second as the culprit for their downfall.
“It was just a slow start as a team. Everyone played slow in the second half and I’m not sure why,” said Herndon, who finished with 24 points in Wangs’ 107-96 defeat to Flying V on Tuesday.
Despite the Couriers’ second straight defeat, it has been a respectable campaign through three games for the 24-year-old guard with an average of 18.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists.
However, Herndon himself admits that though he wants to make a good account of himself going to the 2017 PBA Draft, his goal is to help Wangs make noise in this tourney.
“My focus right now isn’t so much on myself. I know I could score points, I can rebound, and I can defend, but I want to win,” he said.
Compared to his last stop with Victoria Sports-MLQU, Herndon is now surrounded by familiar faces in Eric King, Ryan Arambulo, and Tim Habelito, making the adjustment to the new squad a little more easier.
“We definitely have chemistry together because we’re all from the States. But we just need to find a solid rotation as a team and know who fits together and who plays well together,” he said.
That makes Herndon optimistic despite the Couriers’ recent funk, believing that his team has what it takes to make a run to this conference’s playoffs.
“I think we’re a very strong team regardless of the two losses. We shouldn’t have lost to Batangas and today was a fair game. But for us, it’s a must win in the next couple of games. We got to win it,” he said.