SAN Beda coach Boyet Fernandez hopes PBA coaches will consider picking Davon Potts in the rookie draft this year.
The 24-year-old Potts is now eligible to apply for the PBA draft after playing seven games with Cignal in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup.
"Hopefully, PBA scouts and PBA coaches will give him a look because he deserves to be in the PBA," said Fernandez, a former PBA coach.
In last year's NCAA wars, Potts averaged 15.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in the Red Lions' run to the title. The former Cal State Northridge player was also a vital member of Cignal's championship run in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup.
Potts, who played for Cignal while also suiting up for San Beda in the preseason, will look to end his collegiate career with a bang when he tries to lead the Red Lions to back-to-back crowns under returning head coach Fernandez.
Potts shone as an offensive player in previous years with the Red Lions but Fernandez said the veteran forward has improved in other aspects of the game.
"If you look at the situation, Davon is just like a shooter before. Now, he can play defense, attack the basket, and make a lay-up. He is now a complete player," said Fernandez.
More than the talent, Fernandez said PBA coaches should also consider Potts’ work ethic.
"It depends also on the team that wants him. But again, I assure the other teams that the guy will give his best every time. He will always practice all out, he will shoot the ball, and he can give you points right away," said Fernandez.