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    High-scoring Jonathan Grey doesn't mind slipping down to No. 7 in regular rookie draft

    Oct 30, 2016
    Jonathan Grey climbs the stage with Meralco during the PBA draft. Jerome Ascano

    JONATHAN Grey doesn't mind not being selected number one in the regular draft of the PBA on Sunday, saying the most important thing is to make it the big step to the pro league.

    Labeled as a prospective No. 1 pick in the regular draft, Grey slipped to seventh as he was selected by the Bolts in the second round of the draft, or the first round in the regular draft for non-Gilas cadet players.

    But Grey doesn't mind.

    "Walang ka-proble-problema sa akin," said the former College of St. Benilde standout at the end of the draft at Robinsons Midtown mall in Ermita, Manila. "Sobrang saya ko kasi na-draft ako. 'Yun ang mahalaga sa akin."

    "Bata pa naman ako at nagsisimula pa lang. Wala sa akin 'yun. Hindi ko iniisip 'yun," said the 6-foot-3 former Blazer.

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    Grey said he will join the Bolts lineup knowing he will have to bear a lot of responsibility as a rookie in a team fresh from finishing second in the PBA Governors' Cup.

    "Ang laki ng responsibilty. Sa akin, iisipin ko lang na gagawin ko 'yung best ko kapag nag-start na ang practice. Gagawin ko best ko sa practice," said Grey.

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    Grey said he is to looking forward to having Jimmy Alapag as a teammate and Norman Black as his head coach.

    "Hindi ko alam talaga. Excited na talaga ko. Bata pa lang ako, napapanood ko na sila," said Grey.

    Grey said he hopes to continue to contribute with his offensive skills, but also looks forward to learn new things from a team that works as a team.

    "Team talaga 'yung Meralco kaya excited ako. Marami akong matututunan," said Grey.

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    Jonathan Grey climbs the stage with Meralco during the PBA draft. Jerome Ascano
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