After scoring drop, Andre Paras admits he’s still ‘out of shape’
Andre Paras was the first to admit that he wasn’t at his peak form in AMA Online Education’s conference-opener in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.
“I’m kind of out of shape,” he said after posting nothing but 11 rebounds in 22 minutes on the floor in the Titans’ 93-75 defeat to Wangs Basketball-Letran on Tuesday.
The second-generation star attributed the dip in his performance to splitting his time between training and taping afternoon fantasy series Sirkus, but Paras made it clear that he’s more than capable to juggle multiple responsibilities.
“I guess I’ve just been working a lot,” he said. ““I committed myself here, so no excuses,” he said.
Paras, though, still couldn’t hide his frustrations after being a non-factor offensively for the Titans, leaving most of the scoring responsibilities to newcomers Michael Cañete and Kris Porter.
“It hurts to say that we’ll make up for it next game because we could’ve contributed today. I was able to get rebounds, but that’s not enough. So I need to up my game offensively,” he said.
Fortunately, the 22-year-old slotman can quickly make the turnaround as AMA takes on contender Zark’s Burger-Lyceum on Thursday.
“I know I have to be in shape always, and I’m working hard in our trainings. I make sure that I catch up to our team after work,” he said as he seeks to atone for this lackluster showing.
“For sure, I’ll be looking to bounce back. Hopefully, I can make an impact offensively.”