STARS Jason Castro and Ranidel de Ocampo are thrilled with the arrival of many-time PBA Finals MVP Danny Seigle at Talk 'N Text, saying the veteran forward is a "proven winner."
Acquired on Tueday as a free-agent signing, Seigle didn’t participate in the team’s practice on Wednesday but instead had a walk-through with head coach Norman Black and reserve players Eric Salamat and Rob Reyes to get familiar with the team’s system.
Castro, last season’s Philippine Cup Best Player of the Conference said he sees no reason why Seigle won’t easily blend with the team this season.
“Noong time niya hanggang ngayon, kaya niya pa maglaro. Magaling pa rin naman si Danny,” Castro told Spin.ph after the team’s practice on Wednesday at the Moro Lorenzo gym. “Kundisyon pa rin siya.”
On the other hand, De Ocampo said the former Wagner College star will be a big boost to the Texters' quest for a fourth successive All-Filipino championship.
“Makakatulong talaga si Danny. Beterano na siya. Ilang beses ng nag-Finals MVP, ilang beses na ring nag-champion. Winner din siya,” said the 31-year-old De Ocampo, who has yet to play this season due to a calf muscle injury.
The 6-5 De Ocampo, who has won multiple PBA championships with the Manny Pangilinan-owned franchise, said the Tropang Texters can benefit from Seigle's experience, leadership and instant offense.
“Actually, dala niya yung experience niya dito sa team. Saka di mo na siya kailangang turuan, siya pa nga ang magtuturo sa iyo,” he added.
Talk ‘N Text coach Norman Black said Seigle won’t play in Talk ‘N Text’s match against Alaska on Thursday, as he wanted the 1999 PBA Rookie of the Year to work his way into the team’s system.
The 37-year-old Seigle was Barako Bull’s most consistent scorer last season after submitting averages of 11.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 31 games.