FIL-Am guard Trevis Jackson continues to turn heads, helping Marinerong Pilipino to a solid start in the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.
Jackson again showcased his scoring and playmaking skills with a stellar 19-point, four-rebound and four-assist showing in the Skippers’ rout of Batangas on Monday for a 2-1 record.
The 22-year-old guard averaged 14.5 points, 4.5 assists, and 4.0 rebounds in two games, and credited the fine performances to fellow Marinerong Pilipino new guy Robbie Manalang.
“He’s like a brother of mine now and we’ve jelled together really well,” he said.
Jackson previously suited up for Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare, while Manalang played for AMA Online Education last conference.
They found their way in the Skippers’ fort and have been inseparable since.
That partnership has also done wonders not just for them, but for the whole team as well, with their competitive spirit keeping each other on their toes whenever they hit the court.
“He pushes me everyday and when I see him get going on the court, it definitely keeps me going. We joke with each other about who’s gonna score more but it’s really not a competition. We just enjoy being on the court together and that’s something I’ll cherish forever,” he said.
It also helps that Marinerong Pilipino coach Koy Banal has given the two of them the keys to the team’s offense, something which could be beneficial for both as they work their way to a championship and later on, entering the upcoming 2018 PBA Rookie Draft.
“I love working with them. It’s a blessing. Coach Koy and the bosses at Marinero are amazing and they’ve done a great job in helping me reach my full potential and pushing me everyday,” he said. “I’m just eager to see what happens. I’m blessed to be in this position and I’m just waiting for an opportunity.”
With Gillian Geronimo