EXPECT high-flying moves and a lot more from Evan Brock when he reinforces the Barako Bull Energy Colas in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
“As long as God will continue to bless me with a good body and these good legs, the fans will continue to see the high-flying me,” said Brock, 28.
Brock, who played four preseason games with the Atlanta Hawks in the 2010-2011 season, showed off his high-wire acts in the Asean Basketball League where he helped the Indonesia Warriors claim the 2012 crown against the San Miguel Beermen.
Being flashy runs in the blood for Brock as his father was once a Harlem Globetrotter. But Brock said that he won’t be just about the fancy and the flamboyant as he hopes to bring the Energy Colas to a spot in the playoffs.
“I will bring to the table whatever they want me to bring to the table. I’m capable of defending all five positions and offensively, I will use my quickness, my short medium range jumper, and my running ability. All that. Whatever the team needs me to do, I will do,” said Brock, who also played in the Dominican Republic after a stint with the Warriors.
Brock was a late addition to the Indonesia lineup along with Fil-American Stanley Pringle last year and both of them sparked the Warriors in time for their title run.
Former national mentor Rajko Toroman, a member of the Barako Bull coaching staff, likes what he sees in Brock, who has only been in the country for six days.
“Brock is a very athletic player. For the moment, we have to put him in the system and we are doing that. He has a good attitude, he practices hard and that’s a good beginning,” Toroman said.
Brock is in a unique situation to learn a new system at the same time as his locals teammates, with Toroman having been hired by Barako Bull just weeks ago.
“It’s a new coach coming into this team, and I’m a new player of this team. We have a new whole system that the team is trying to learn so I’m not out of place because we all have to learn it. This is a process and we have a couple of weeks but we will be ready,” Brock said.
Brock has seen Toroman before, when the Serbian worked as San Miguel Beer consultant in the ABL last season.
“We remember each other but I like him. He is an open-minded coach. We have talked a lot and he listens to what I say. We work together and I appreciate him as a coach with an open mind. He has a detailed system that I’m learning,” said Brock.
“I won’t say (that he is) strict but he is detailed and strategic,” Brock added.