Undrafted Jackson Corpuz ready for PBA after years in D-League, says Racal coach Codinera
Racal's Jackson Corpuz, undrafted in the PBA in 2014, has been a good leader for the young Racal squad. Dante Peralta 

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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