No more extra rice as Beau Belga sheds 20 pounds on orders of coach Guiao
Beau Belga admits trying to trim down since the start of the season. Dante Peralta

THERE seems to be no more extra rice for burly big man Beau Belga.

The resident Rain or Shine tough guy admitted trimming down for the Smart Bro-PBA Philippine Cupas per the order of no less than coach Yeng Guiao.

“Nag-loss ako ng mga 20 pounds,” said the other half of the Elasto Painters’ celebrated Extra Rice Inc. together with JR Quinahan. “Yun kasi ang sabi ni coach.”

Looking trim with the lost poundage, Belga has shoen top form in leading the Elasto Painters several times in scoring this conference, including in their 111-105 win over Alaska on Friday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

“Medyo mas bumilis ako,” he said of his renewed play.

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But at the same time, the center out of Philippine Christian University said his extra work in practice is likewise paying off.

“Sinisipagan sa practice kasi. Everytime na nagtitiyaga ka sa practice, meron siyang sukli,” he pointed out.

The arrival of another bigs in Jewel Ponferrada likewise gave him and Quinahan added help on the frontcourt, which allows him some time to likewise contribute on the offensive end of the floor.

“Malaking bagay si Jewel sa amin. May tulong siya. Hindi na lang kasi kami ni JR ang dumedepensa. Tatlo na kaming nagro-rotate (sa frontcourt),” he stressed out.

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