ANTIPOLO CITY – Trevis Jackson is all about family that he didn’t waste time showing his wares for Meralco while his mother is in town.
The rookie Fil-Am finished with 19 points as he the Bolts to a 99-94 win over Blackwater in the PBA Philippine Cup on Saturday at the Ynares Center.
Jackson fired 5-of-8 from three-point range to the delight of the weekend crowd that included his mother, who flew to town Friday night.
“She’s in a quick visit because she has to take care of my siblings back home. But my mom is the world to me, and she’s the sole reason why I’m here,” said Jackson.
“Everything I’ve done in life has been one motivated through my siblings and that’s derived from my mom. Doing all for her and in front of her makes my heart happy.”
Jackson, the No. 5 overall pick in the draft, also got an added motivation as his siblings called up and talked to him just before the game.
“That’s all I need to get going and get motivated,” he said.
Proof that the Jackson’s are a well-knit family, the Meralco guard wore a pair of shoes signed by members of his family in the US – the left side from his folk in Los Angeles and the right one from those in Sacramento.
“Like I’ve said my family is everything to me,” he said.
Jackson’s mom is set to return to the US by Tuesday but said the rest of the family intends to visit together in the future for a longer period of stay.
“So I had to send her home with something to see,” said Jackson with a grin following his impressive showing in the Bolts’ first win in two outings.