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    Undrafted Jackson Corpuz ready for PBA after years in D-League, says Racal coach Codinera

    Apr 4, 2017

    RACAL coach Jerry Codinera believes Jackson Corpuz could be the next PBA D-League player to move to the pros following a stellar showing this conference.

    Undrafted in 2014, Corpuz is making a case for a call-up as he anchors the Racal squad filled with NCAA players.

    With the Tile Masters’ backs against the wall, the 6-foot-4 Corpuz had 20 points and 11 rebounds in a Game Two win that sent the Aspirants Cup title series to a deciding match.

    [See Racal Ceramica gets back at Cignal to force decider in Aspirants Cup title series]

    Corpuz also helped limit Jason Perkins to 13 points after he scored 30 in the series opener.

    "He's very consistent and very promising. He's a pro-bound player. He has the tools to become a good player. Very promising," said Codinera.

    Corpuz has averages of 18 points and 9.5 rebounds in the finals.

    [See Blackwater recruit Mark Cruz determined to make most of second chance in PBA]

    For the former PCU Dolphin, he's just merely playing his role as one of the leaders of the team, having years of experience in the D-League. 

    "Siguro ginawa namin yung role ng bawat isa. Iwas gigil. Game One kasi lahat kami gigil e. Lahat gusto manalo na. Di naman pwede yun. Lahat kami na-frustrate," said Corpuz.

    "Kinausap namin sila na kailangan gawin yung role ng bawat isa, maging relaxed lang at i-enjoy yung laro," he added.

    [See Thanks to resurgent game, Jerwin Gaco getting offers from other D-League teams]

    Corpuz downplayed the praise after the big game, saying he just let the game come to him. 

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    "In-enjoy ko lang e. Ginawa ko lang talaga yung role ko."

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