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    Alex Compton happy to see Kevin Ferrer start to show true potential at Ginebra

    Dec 18, 2016
    Ginebra rookie Kevin Ferrer hit five treys against Alaska. Jaime Campos

    ROOKIE Kevin Ferrer was not in the mood to see the positives on Sunday night.

    The former University of Santo Tomas star was one of the few bright spots for Ginebra on a night the popular Kings suffered a 96-101 beating at the hands of Alaska in the PBA Philippine Cup.

    The rangy Ferrer played his best game for Ginebra, topscoring with 19 points built on five three-pointers. But his effort was in vain as Alaska was hardly threatened on the way to the victory.

    "Di ko inisip 'yun (magandang laro) kasi talo naman. Balewala yun," said the Gilas Pilipinas cadet, who finished with 12 points in Ginebra's win against Mahindra just last Friday. 

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    Although Ferrer feels he is starting to learn the ropes at Ginebra, the 6-4 freshamn said there's a lot of things he still needs to improve on.

    "Yung performance ko ngayon, wala pa to. Kailangan ko pa i-improve yung ibang bagay, yung shooting medyo wala pa sa timing. Extra work pa," said Ferrer, who shot 5-of-11 from the three-point area. 

    "Gina-grab ko lang yung opportunity. Nilalaro ko lang laro ko talaga. Medyo nakapag-adjust na ako sa sistema," he added.   

    His performance, though, didn't go unnoticed.

    Alaska coach Alex Compton, who first saw Ferrer as a high schooler while supervising the NBTC program with Eric Altamirano, is happy to see the player start to show what he can do for Ginebra.

    "Can I compliment Kevin Ferrer for hitting like 38 threes today?" the Alaska coach said. "I don't know what he did but we need another game plan for that. He's great.

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    "We had him in high school, we watched him and you just knew in high school when you watch him. He's too long with that shooting stroke to not be a really good player. I thought he's gonna be a really good PBA player."

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    Ginebra rookie Kevin Ferrer hit five treys against Alaska. Jaime Campos
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