EARLY preparation equaled early reward for NLEX in the PBA Governors’ Cup.
The Road Warriors reaped the first fruit for starting their buildup and bringing in import Aaron Fuller the earliest among other reinforcements as they registered a 112-104 win over Alaska in their conference debuts on Wednesday night.
Here since the last week of May, Fuller proved his worth early as he put up a monster statline of 30 points, 20 boards, three blocks, three steals, and two assists in 39 minutes.
“Just trying to be aggressive, just trying to give more possessions as I can,” Fuller said. “And thought to ourselves, if we get more rebounds, we get more chances of winning. They told me to control the glass so that's what I did.”
And if the University of Southern California product keeps playing this way, then he will probably never get on coach Yeng Guiao’s bad side.
“Nah, I tried not to look at him, just keep playing,” Fuller said when asked if he gets scolded by the fiery Guiao if and when he would make a mistake. “Don’t worry about the mistakes, move on to the next play, we're not doing too much. Not really.”
“It's good. He gives me a lot of freedom,” he added. “He wants us to be smart, run and play well in defense. We just keep doing what he wants us to do, we will be alright.”
Fuller, however, knows it’s too early to celebrate.
“Just take it one game at a time, we're gonna try,” the 27-year-old cager said. “We're off to a good start so (we have to) keep the momentum going.”