SIX-foot-10 and 24 years old, June Mar Fajardo is still a kid and can be forgiven if he spends most of his free time at home watching all those action-packed movies.
But the DVD he watches most of the time these days is something else.
As if all those long hours of practice in the gym and the extra training he gets from Petron coaches are not enough, the sophomore sensation still finds time to watch 'Better Basketball,' an instructional DVD, over and over again when he's at home.
“Paulit-ulit ko lang siyang pinapanood. Mga post moves saka passing skills,” Fajardo said of the instructional DVD given to him by lawyer Baldomero Estenzo, his longtime mentor who also serves as the team manager of Fajardo's alma mater University of Cebu.
That should give you an idea on how motivated Fajardo is to become the best basketball player he can be, even at this time when he has, in so short a time, established himself as one of the most dominant big men in Asia's first professional cage league.
The Pinamungahan, Cebu native is averaging an impressive 15.3 points, 17.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.3 blocks through his first three games with Petron this season but still undergoes extra training each practice under the watchful eyes of Todd Purves and other Petron coaches.
Too bad Danny Ildefonso, who has taken the Cebuano big man under his wings since his first day with the Beermen, is no longer around to mentor him after being cut by the Blaze Boosters.
“Nagte-text na lang kami. Siyempre nami-miss ko din siya,” Fajardo said.