LUCENA — Winning the Obstacle Challenge is one factor, however staying on high is one other.
That’s the truth Maverick Ahanmisi is going through as he braces for a difficult subject to retain his crown right here on Friday.
“It’s going to be a fun competition,” he mentioned. “Obviously, I’ll try to win again, but I know it’s going to be tough. I got a lot of tough competitors who will try to beat me.”
The Rain or Shine sophomore shot to the highest final yr as he fended off his vaunted competitors to snare the Obstacle crown.
This yr, nevertheless, presents a special menace with guys like Stanley Pringle, Alex Cabagnot, and Sol Mercado scorching on Ahanmisi’s tracks.
Given the depth of his opposition, the Fil-Nigerian playmaker is aware of that he has his work minimize out for him.
“Every player here is hard to beat. They have their own skillset and they are hard to top,” he mentioned.
Other gamers out to dislodge Ahanmisi from his throne are RJ Jazul, LA Revilla, Ed Daquioag, Emman Monfort, Kris Rosales, Abel Galliguez, Roi Sumang, and Mon Abundo.
Ahanmisi, although, is banking on his each day coaching to preserve the title in his case.
“Every day in practice, what I do is what I work on my skills: dribbling, passing, shooting, especially as a guard. There’s nothing I really did to prepare for this. I’m just working my game every day in practice,” he mentioned.
Aside from defending his Obstacle Challenge title, Ahanmisi may even look for a uncommon double as he changed Chris Tiu within the Three-Point Shootout.
Though the duty is daunting, all Ahanmisi might do is to imagine in himself.
“I’m happy to be added,” he mentioned. “I think I should fare well. I know I could shoot, but there’s a lot of shooters who I’ll be going up against, especially Terrence (Romeo) is defending his title so he’s going to come to win also.”
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