ENERGY and defense.
Sean Anthony vows to bring those two things to Talk `N Text as he looks forward of joining his new team for the season-ending PBA Governors Cup.
The 6-foot-4 Anthony was shipped out by Barako Bull at the start of the week in exchange for veteran Talk 'N Text guard Jared Dillinger in a move that caught the Fil-Am forward by surprise.
“I was super surprised about the trade,” Anthony shared to Spin.ph.
The three-year pro earned a reputation as a solid defensive player and blue-collar worker with Barako Bull, something which he said he’ll continue to bring to a PLDT franchise that has won four championships in the last three years.
“I met with coach Norman (Black) and team manager Aboy Castro and basically, my role is to be the energy guy on the floor. Also play defense. Coach Norman wants me to be in shape,” said the sixth overall pick of Air21 during the 2010 rookie draft.
“I feel blessed to be able to join the (Talk ‘N Text) franchise. I’m ready to work and help the team out,” added the 27-year-old Fil-Canadian, who played college basketball for McGill University in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Anthony averaged 8.09 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists for Barako Bull in 23 games this season prior to the trade.
The soft-spoken forward said he’s grateful for the pointers he learned from Danny Seigle and Mick Pennisi, with whom he spent a lot of time with during his stint with Barako Bull.
The Tropang Texters, who lost a grueling five-game semifinal series against Barangay Ginebra during the Commissioner’s Cup, won’t resume practice until July 8 at the Moro Lorenzo gym inside the Ateneo campus.