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    Che'Lu coach hardly surprised as Cebuano Suerte outshining Revellers mainstays

    Mar 25, 2019
    PHOTO: dante peralta

    EXPOSURE is what Rey Suerte wanted when he made the leap to the PBA D-League.

    And four games in, it seems like the CESAFI MVP is settling down well at Che'Lu Bar and Grill.

    As balanced as the Revellers are, Suerte has still found a way to shine, leading the team with his 15.5 points average on a 45-percent shooting from the field, on top of 5.25 rebounds and 1.75 assists.

    Those numbers came to a hill on Monday when he fired a season-best 26 points, five rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in the Revellers' 109-99 win over McDavid for the team's first winning streak.

    The Cebuano spitfire has truly been making the most of the opportunities given to him by coach Stevenson Tiu, and that couldn't be more evident when he scored six of the last eight points for his side to avert the collapse.

    But the 24-year-old refuses to be content, knowing that he still has ways to learn before turning to the player he envisions himself to be.

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    "Medyo naga-adjust pa ako kasi apat na games pa lang yung nilaro namin," he said.

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    Perhaps, it's his continued dedication to Tiu's system which has been doing wonders for him, proving to everyone why he's regarded as this batch's top recruit to come from the Queen City of the South.

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    "Sumusunod lang ako sa mga instructions ni coach at ng coaching staff," he said. "It's more on staying aggressive. Bagong environment, bagong mga kasama ito para sa akin, pero alam nila coach na malalim ang bench namin kaya kailangan pag ginamit ka, aggressive ka lang lagi."

    Tiu, however, expects more from Suerte in the coming games as Che'Lu plots its way to make it to the top four of the loaded Aspirants Group.

    "I'm not surprised. Magaling talaga ang bata," he said.

    "He only needs exposure and confidence. Medyo nahihiya pa siya noong una dahil hindi normal sa kanya na less attempts, pero tingin ko magiging ok din siya."

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