Gilas Pilipinas head coach Yeng Guiao cites he expects little to no results that beanpole June Mar Fajardo to be pulling up triples for the international tournaments.
Monikered the ‘fiery’ Guiao and his NLEX Road Warriors fell prey to the three-point volley of the San Miguel, with the Beermen sinking 20 from downtown.
Fajardo is known for his refined inside game even joined the party, drilling one from the corner in SMB’s feisty run to open the game.
Nevertheless, Guiao expects little of the 6’10 post to sum up the long bomb in his stock.
“It’s something that you have to develop for a longer period of time,” Guiao explained.
“For the purposes of the national team, his medium range shot is good enough,” guaranteed Guiao.
The mentor cited that Fajardo’s offensive skillset is enough for Gilas to pull through when the five-time PBA MVP is given possession of the ball.
“You don’t need to shoot a three to be effective as long as you can step out and shoot a 15, 16-foot jumper with some accuracy.”
Moreover, He was proven right once more as Fajardo yet again took hold the four-time defending Philippine Cup champions’ scoring load with a 27-point, 13-rebound performance in the 121-111 victory.