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    Sep 11, 2012
    “Maganda talagang makasama si Willie. Alam mo kasi ano ang magagawa sa court ng isang kagaya n'ya,” says Gary David, right, of his new backcourt partner. Jerome Ascano

    GARY David can't wait to work with Global Port’s biggest offseason catch - Willie Miller.

    The hot-shooting gunner also known as 'El Granada' is set to team up this season with the 5-11 Miller to form what could be the most explosive backcourt combination in the pro league in the coming season.

    “Maganda talagang makasama si Willie. Alam mo kasi ano ang magagawa sa court ng isang kagaya ni Willie,” said David, who led the league in scoring last season with a career-high 25.8-point average for the defunct Powerade team.

    Gary David is excited to team up with two-time league MVP Willie Miller. Photo by Jerome Ascano

    Opposing teams should have their hands full trying to contain David and Miller, who joined the Batang Pier in the four-team, four-player trade that also involved LA Tenorio, Enrico Villanueva and JV Casio.

    The two-time league MVP is one of the most potent scorers in the league and, with the hot-shooting David by his side, should find a little more room to shoot as opposing defenses pick their poison.

    This early, David said the team of businessman Mikee Romero is tinkering with several offensive patterns to maximize the two's talent while vowing to be a more physical team in the season kicking off on September 30.

    “Mas inaayos na namin yung set offense namin saka mas ma-expect niyon ngayong season na magiging physical kami,” explained David, who left on Wednesday with the Smart Gilas 2.0 team for the Fiba Asia Cup in Tokyo.

    David said the improved play of 6-7 center Rabeh Al-Hussaini will make the Batang Pier's frontline a lot more respectable against the bigger teams in the league.

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    “Malaki ini-improve ni Rabeh ngayong offseason. Maganda actually pinapakita niya sa practice. Magiging malaking role niya sa team,” he added.

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    “Maganda talagang makasama si Willie. Alam mo kasi ano ang magagawa sa court ng isang kagaya n'ya,” says Gary David, right, of his new backcourt partner. Jerome Ascano
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