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    Rookie draft hopeful Raymar Jose believes he can make immediate impact in PBA

    Oct 11, 2017
    Raymar Jose believes he is ready for the big league. PBA D-League Images

    RAYMAR Jose is eager to showcase his defensive chops as he vows to make an impact with any team that he plays for in the PBA.

    The 6-foot-5 forward admitted he still needs to work on certain aspects of his game, but believes he is good to go for the rookie draft set on Oct. 29.

    "Ready na siguro ako kung sa ready," said Jose.

    A former heritage import for Asean Basketball League (ABL) team Kaohsiung Truth, Jose had stints this year with Cignal in the PBA D-League and the Gilas cadets in the Jones Cup and Southeast Asian Games, and Chooks To Go in the Fiba Asia Champions Cup. 

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    "Kung sino mang mag-draft sa akin, sisiguraduhin kong I'll do the little things para sa team," he said.

    The former Far Eastern University skipper joins a pool that features Christian Standhardinger, Kiefer Ravena, Jeron Teng and Jason Perkins.

    "Pinaka mabibigay ko talaga is yung defense, pero kung ano pa pwede kong maitulong gagawin ko."

    Jose was named Foundation Cup MVP plum while helping Cignal complete a back-to-back in the D-League, and was a constant contributor for the teams he suited up for this year.

    But he is keen to improve his offensive game.

    "Kailangan ko pa improve shooting ko. Yun tinatrabaho ko ngayon," said Jose, who spends extra time in practice working on his shooting form. 

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