Despite Columbian’s frustrating losses, Akeem Wright wants to return to PBA
ANTIPOLO—Even with its first victory in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup, Columbian has no chance anymore of entering the quarterfinals.
This miserable standing, however, hasn’t stopped import Akeem Wright from wanting to return to the PBA for another go around
Wright said he’d be happy to return to the Philippines be it with Columbian or any other team that wants him.
“The losing has been frustrating, but overall my experience has been great,” said Wright after the Dyip’s 100-84 win over playoff hopeful Rain or Shine on Friday. “Just the way you guys have been with the media coverage, how all the fans love the basketball over here.”
“Everyone’s been so nice to me. My experience has been great. If Columbian would want me back, I would love to come back, if not maybe another team. We’ll see but I would love to come back.”
Wright, who had 23 points and 12 rebounds against the Elasto Painters, averaged 22.1 points, 12.1 rebounds, and 5.9 assists in the 10 games with the Dyip.
He expects his local teammates to make a run once the Philippine Cup starts in the new season.
“For those guys moving forward for the All-Filipino, they have a lot of things that they can be happy about,” said Wright. “They play well and they just have to learn to play well for four quarters.”
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