Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

Basketball

After heartbreak in Manila, Aris Dionisio raring to lift Magnolia

It was a tough pill to swallow for Aris Dionisio when his Manila-Frontrow bowed out of the Chooks-to-Go MPBL Lakan Season after losing to Makati-Super Crunch in the North Division semis

But that wasn’t enough excuse for the versatile 6-foot-4 forward to sulk for long. Two days after the loss, he was with Magnolia already as they opened the new PBA season.

“Diretso ako dito, gustong-gusto kong makatulong sa Magnolia,” said Dionisio, the ninth overall pick in last year’s draft.

Dionisio, however, was only reduced to a spectator when the Hotshots took on San Miguel in a battle of two Philippine Cup contenders since his papers didn’t make it in time for him to line up.

Worse, he helplessly watched his side get beat up by the reigning five-time All-Filipino kings, 78-94.

“Nandoon ‘yung panghihinayang,” Dionisio lamented moments after the stinging defeat at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.

“Kahit opening, nanonood ako. Gusto ko maglaro.”

Dionisio wanted to play since he’d been left in awe with the large crowd he saw in his first PBA activity. And with the loss, it only makes him even more eager to suit up for the Hotshots soon.

That, even if the season’s return remains uncertain following the league’s suspension due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has placed the country under a state of calamity.

“Sobrang sarap maglaro ‘pag ganyan ang crowd. Sana next game, makalaro na ako,” said the St. Clare product.

The former two-time NAASCU Most Valuable Player can’t wait for the season’s resumption. ANd he plans to channel the frustrations he got in the MPBL into helping Magnolia succeed.

“‘Yung inaasam namin na championship sa MPBL, ‘di namin nakuha. Diretso ako dito, gustong-gusto kong makatulong sa Magnolia. Sana pagkatiwalaan ako ni coach.”

#ReadMore  Pido Jarencio will exhaust everything from 12-man Northport
Written By

Oftentimes on the sidelines. Forever a student of the game. Morayta-bred.

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like

Basketball

Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League’s commitment goes beyond finishing the 2019-21 Chooks-to-Go Lakan Cup. It will open its fourth season on June 12. Senator Manny...

Basketball

Two of Davao Occidental’s brightest upstarts are ready to turn pro.  Kenneth Mocon and Richard Albo are set to join the upcoming 2021 PBA...

Basketball

Aaron Black proved that draft positions do not really matter for neophytes like himself as he was crowned the Outstanding Rookie of PBA Season...

Basketball

Bobby Ray Parks, Jr. had a monster season inside the PBA bubble. Despite missing the last four games of the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup...

Basketball

Extraordinary was the awards night for the 45th season of the Philippine Basketball Association. Besides not having the traditional Leo Awards, the most festive...

Basketball

One cannot deny how much Gabe Norwood has inspired the younger generation of PBA players to conduct themselves with class and professionalism both on...

Basketball

Stanley Pringle simply felt blessed upon being crowned as the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup Best Player of the Conference in the Season 45 Special...

Basketball

Stanley Pringle is the king of the PBA bubble. The 33-year-old was crowned the 2020 Philippine Cup Best Player of the Conference in the...

Advertisement