After hitting a game-winner in their tuneup game versus Star, Barangay Ginebra import Othyus Jeffers is already getting his rhythm since being out from basketball for quite a while, according to coach Tim Cone.
“I thought he (Jeffers) played with a lot of aggression today (Thursday). We still feel he has a bunch of ways and levels to go,” said Cone of Jeffers, who took care of his trucking business in the United States.
“We’re really excited with him because he gives us different look from the other teams, so it’s a tougher adjustment for the other teams to adjust to us, rather than us adjusting to them.”
The Ginebra coach noted that the 6-foot-5 Jeffers has yet to show his true potential since arriving two weeks ago.
But what excites him was the fact that the former Robert Morris standout will only get better as he plays more games, hopeful that he’d be able to get back to his sharp form that made him the 2014 NBA D-League MVP.
“He last played in the NBA Summer League. He is working himself back into shape and he’s a little probably 5-day pound overweigh but that stuff will shed quickly,” explained Cone.
“He’s not here for short-term but he’ll be here for the second and third conferences,” he added.
“I’ve seen him at his best when he was MVP at D-League. I know what he can do. We haven’t seen his best yet, so the best is yet to come for him.” — By Richard Dy