JACKSON Corpuz has been showing his scoring prowess as of late for the struggling Columbian Dyip in the PBA Governors’ Cup.
Corpuz has played back-to-back 20-point games for the Dyip including on Wednesday when he scored 20 points in their 113-95 loss to Magnolia. Last September 21, Corpuz had 28 points in Columbian’s 143-119 defeat against San Miguel.
Corpuz’s play came after missing two games before returning on the floor against San Miguel.
Columbian coach Johnedel Cardel admitted Corpuz’s contract is expiring at the end of the conference, and he encouraged him to finish the Governors’ Cup strong in order to get an opportunity at a bigger contract the coming year.
“Sabi ko sa kanya na tapusin na lang natin ito. October 27 is our last game. Konting araw na lang. Siguro pakita mo sa last four games ‘yung magandang laro mo. ‘Yung gusto mong makuhang kontrata, baka makuha mo,” said Cardel.
Following Wednesday’s game, the former PBA D-League veteran is now averaging 12 points and 5.8 rebounds for Columbian, which is still looking for a win after going 0-7 to start the Governors’ Cup.
While he is happy with Corpuz’s play, Cardel hopes to get support from his teammates in the coming games starting with a match-up against NorthPort on Saturday in Antipolo City.
“Kilala niya ako, kilala ko rin siya. Kumportable kami sa isa’t isa. Kailangan lang niya ng supporting cast. Four games hopefully, we can win,” said Cardel.