Manila, Philippines – Nothing beats hard work, most especially when the chips are down.
Gary David stressed that anew by coming up with back-to-back big games to help snap Powerade out of its rut in the PBA Governors Cup and earn for himself the Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week honors for the period May 28 to June 3.
In the Tigers’ wins over Alaska and heavy favorite Talk `N Text, David averaged an eye-popping 29.5 points on top of 3.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists to emerge as the scribes’ unanimous choice.
For Powerade coach Bo Perasol, those figures are just borne of the efforts his prized player puts in both before and after games.
“Whatever performance Gary does on court is a direct result of the hard work he spends in practice ,” said Perasol.
The Philippine Cup Best Player does not want to hog all the credit, specifically pointing out new import Omar Sneed, who came in at a time Powerade needed to arrest a 0-2 start in the season-ending tourney.
“Iyung game namin sa Alaska napakahalaga dahil pag natalo pa kami, du’n sa ibaba na kami talaga. Kaya talaga ginawa namin lahat para manalo. Tapos may bago pa kaming import na maaasahan talaga,” related the former Lyceum Pirate.
“At sa game namin sa TNT siyempre, mataas na ang morale namin at ang import namin may gustong patunayan, e. Kaya saludo kami kay Omar. Beteranong maglaro at ang winning attitude niya kakaiba talaga.”