AMA coach sees a bit of Arwind Santos, Jeron Teng in top tick Owen Graham | Inquirer Sports

AMA coach sees a bit of Arwind Santos, Jeron Teng in top tick Owen Graham

/ 07:35 PM December 12, 2017

AMA Online Education coach Mark Herrera is all smiles with his top selection Fil-Canadian Owen Graham in the 2017 PBA D-League Draft. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/

Head coach Mark Herrera couldn’t help but compare AMA Online Education’s top overall selection Owen Graham in the 2017 PBA D-League Draft to a former PBA Most Valuable Player.

“He’s like Arwind Santos. He’s hardworking on defense plus he can score,” said Herrera of the Fil-Canadian forward.

He also saw something in Graham that reminded him of former AMA standout Jeron Teng.


“He’s like Jeron that he really gives his all in practice. He always goes hard and you can really show how high his level is,” said Herrera, blown away by Graham’s effort in the Titans practices.

With Graham and Andre Paras in tow, AMA is set to field in an intriguing 1-2 punch in the upcoming PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cu.

Herrera is optimistic with his team’s chances as they hope to finally break the glass ceiling and get their first semifinals appearance.

“We can see that the two of them form a good combination. Andre is a workhorse and Owen can play the two to five positions, so they have a good tandem,” said Herrera.

AMA will also parade the likes of Mario Bonleon and newcomers Michael Cañete, Richard Escoto, and Philip Manalang.
“Every conference, AMA always makes it to the quarters. So this time around, our target is to reach the semis going to the championship.”

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TAGS: 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup, AMA Online Education Titans, Mark Herrera, Owen Graham

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