Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

Basketball

Gilas or Tall Blacks? Ken Tuffin says focus is on FEU first


Ken Tuffin felt exhausted after Taranaki’s semis game against Manawatu, Thursday afternoon (Manila time).

Playing 15 games in 36 days — capped by back-to-back knockout games — took a toll on the 23-year-old Fil-Kiwi’s body.

“Playing back to back is tough for anyone.

“Maybe it’s the breaks of the game really. We had a game yesterday, they had a day off. It could’ve gone either way. It’s done now,” shared Tuffin after the Airs suffered a 85-105 loss to the Jets, eliminating them in the 2020 Sal’s NZ-NBL Showdown.

But now, Tuffin has a big decision in front of him.

The 6-foot-4 swingman, who is part of the 23 for 2023 Gilas Cadets, was invited to the Tall Blacks’ pool for both the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and the next Commonwealth Games.

This decision will have to wait, though, as Tuffin is laser-focused on one thing — coming back home to Far Eastern University and prepping for UAAP Season 83.

“I’ll get back and prepare my body, get back in some sort of shape and get back to the Philippines and eventually, play in FEU,” he told the SMART Sports 2OT post-game show.

“Whenever they need me there, I’ll play my last year.”

For him, what’s important right now is to finish his degree in FEU. No ifs, buts, or maybes.

“My immediate focus is on FEU right now. I’m just planning on playing my last year, looking to graduate, and let’s see what happens from there.”

#ReadMore  Bersola breaks silence as Akhuetie gets engaged
Written By


You May Also Like

Basketball

Far Eastern University leaned on the rookie duo of Veejay Pre and JR Pasaol to edge University of the East, 80-76, to take their...

AdU

De La Salle University took out its frustrations from a loss to open the Filoil EcoOil 17th ECJ Preseason Cup and tamed debuting University...

3x3 Basketball

University of Santo Tomas and National University clinched the last two seats in the UAAP Season 86 Men’s 3×3 Basketball Semifinals on Sunday at...

3x3 Basketball

Reigning champion De La Salle University made its entry to the Final Four after taking care of business on the penultimate day of the...

3x3 Basketball

DEFENDING champions De La Salle University Green Archers and the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigresses continued their dominant performances in their respective divisions...

3x3 Basketball

De La Salle University and University of Santo Tomas’ bids for back-to-back championships in the UAAP Men’s and Women’s 3×3 divisions, respectively, started in...

3x3 Basketball

The UAAP 3×3 Basketball Tournament will be back playing inside a mall. Ayala Malls Manila Bay’s Activity Center will host the UAAP Season 86...

Basketball

Sean Chambers was a very successful basketball player in the Philippines during the 90s with Alaska in the PBA. Fast forward to 2024, Chambers...

Advertisement