Enciso hopes to provide veteran presence at Blackwater
MANILA, Philippines — Heading into his sixth season in the PBA, Simon Enciso knows it’s his time to provide leadership to the young guns at Blackwater.
Enciso said the knowledge and experience he hopes to share with his young teammates are also the same things he learned from other veterans who guided him back when he was in his early years in the league.
“All of them have mold me and given me advice to become the player that I am today,” said Enciso, who credited the likes of Gabe Norwood, Joe Devance and Sol Mercado for showing him the ropes.
“Definitely would like to share that knowledge I got from them on our team such as Josh Torralba, who’s also a Fil-Am we picked up, Raymark Acuno, and Andre Paras.”
It also helps that Enciso is coming off a finals stint with TNT in last year’s Philippine Cup bubble won by Barangay Ginebra. He was then traded to Blackwater last March.
The 30-year-old guard San Francisco, California native is now with his fifth team since being selected by NLEX in the second round of the 2015 draft.
He averaged 9.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 22 games for the Tropang Giga.
But more than the numbers, Enciso believes his experience will be as valuable.
“Smart work ethic, they know what they can get from me. I’m going to show up every day and work hard,” he said. “That’s what I’m hoping to bring to the team and just share upon all the other guys we have in the team.”
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