No longer a back up, Iñigo determined to be better court general

first_imgBREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Achie Iñigo. PBA IMAGESThis time, Achie Iñigo is taking the challenge of being the lead playmaker head on.Playing second fiddle to heralded teammate Mike Tolomia last season, the 5-foot-9 guard has been thrust to the spotlight as he is tasked to man the plays for Marinerong Pilipino in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.ADVERTISEMENT He did better in setting up his teammates, as he racked up six assists and hauled down two rebounds in his 30 minutes on the floor.Unfortunately, his efforts weren’t enough as Marinerong Pilipino bowed in its conference-opener to Batangas, 92-82 on Tuesday.But Iñigo is confident his team can bounce back especially after what he thought were first game jitters.“It was our first game and we still haven’t known each other that well. We haven’t jelled the same way Batangas did because we’re just together for just two months, so it’s a given that we’ll have those lapses,” he said. “We still have a long way. It’s just our first game. We’ll figure things out soon.”ADVERTISEMENT BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR “I’m just a back-up point guard to Mike before. Now, I’m starting to get my rhythm because I should be more of a court general. I need to be more offensive-minded, but I have to be decisive,” he said in Filipino.His time with Kaohsiung Truth in the ASEAN Basketball League did help him a lot in preparing himself to these bigger roles. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I learned to be patient off the court. In our college days, you just run up the court and play. But there, you have to be deliberate because you have to be smart there,” said Iñigo.Iñigo struggled to get his shots going in his first game with the Seafarers, shooting 3-of-8 from the field to finish with 10 points. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Lassiter shows he’s more than a sniper LATEST STORIES Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV View commentslast_img