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ACCORDING to Petron Blaze coach Gee Abanilla, Marcio Lassiter has yet to realize his full potential.

That could only spell bad news for the opposition as Lassiter is already turning out to be one major player for the Boosters, propping their charge to three straight wins and earning for himself the Accel-PBA Player of the Week honors for the period Sept. 9 to 15.

In said span, Lassiter was the most consistent local for Petron in the victories over Talk N Text, Alaska and GlobalPort with an average of 18.3 points on 25-for-40 field shooting, including an astounding 8-for-15 from beyond the arc.

As is his wont the San Francisco-born guard would rather deflect the credit. “This is more of a team effort. It’s never about one person,” said the 26-year-old.

“Thankfully, my teammates found me and they gave me the confidence to make my shots. My teammates made this possible.”

Abanilla said the 6-3 former national team standout is just living up to the promise management saw in him when he was acquired from Powerade in April of 2012.

“He’s such a good player,” said Abanilla. “He started slowly, pero I think he’s getting his bearings now.”

The victories stretched Petron’s winning streak to eight, not only assured its emergence as the top team in the nine-game eliminations and top ranking with a twice-to-beat advantage in the ensuing quarterfinals.

Abanilla said he expects more from Lassiter.

“In the coming games mas maganda pa ilalaro niya. He’s a very smart player,” stated Abanilla. “His real talent is, his basketball IQ napakataas. Sa defense nakikita naman ang mga ginagawa niya. Sa offense ang galing niyang bumasa.”

Lassiter is already living up to Abanilla’s words.

He came into the week averaging just 6.0 points in Petron’s last two games but showed he was merely picking his spots. He scored 14 of his 18 points in the two middle quarters in the Boosters’ 122-88 drubbing of TNT.

In the much closer game against Alaska, it was Lassiter who helped make the 103-100 squeaker possible with 10 of his 19 points in the fourth period before again scattering 18 in the 101-90 victory over GlobalPort.

All the while, Lassiter was anchoring the defense on the other teams’ better local offensive player and getting the better of them most of the time.

“But I think he has yet to reach his full potential,” insists Abanilla. (NC)

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  • ColectIvSoWl

    galing ni LASSITER!!! I hope he’s gonna be considered in the GILAS LINEUP……..

    • nonoynet

      Yeah, he’s a former Gilas player. Dapat siya nalang uli in place of Gary or Fonacier.

      • John Wilfred de Vera

        Kay gary dpt. ksi di na cla dpt mag take ng risk sa world cup

        • http://idiotsguidetolastlongerinbed.com last longer

          Tama. Gary D is inconsistent and don’t play good defense. Marcio can score and play defense at he same time with ease.

          • jay_roa

            ayaw nga ng smc management ipahiram ehhh.

          • john mark baracao

            wew talaga

          • jay_roa

            napakadamot ng mga yan.

        • alvin

          yes I agree.c marcio sna palitan kay gary sa Gilas.

          • asakayo

            isa ka pang malaking kulangot Alvin..isip naman tayo minsan, pwede?

          • alvin

            vovo mu nmn.weak.noob!

            inconsistent nga dba?tsaka fiba na pinagUUsapan.

          • asakayo

            natatawa ako sa muka mo, my papost post pa.kulangot naman..isip kasi tayo minsan, pwedE?

          • alvin

            eh wala ka ngang picture jan eh.tanga mu!.panget mu siguro.hahahaha.nag-iisip ako.kaya nga nag-aanalyze ako nang situation nila eh.eh ikaw nag-iisip ka ba?o d mu lg siguro alam yung word na “INCONSISTENT”?hahahaha.noob.

          • keneth allen barroga

            kung sabagay mas ok nmn sa Garry D kumpara kay Abueva

          • ronald sarcol

            wag nman maliitin si calvin , ganyan lang talaga ang laro nya sa BAGAY may swerte nman o malas ang laro kung talagang malas sya wala tayong magagawa.. idol ko yan ehh.

            sya yata ang susunod na ROOKIE MVP.
            katulad ni BENJIE PARAS.. :))

          • Herbie Charlie’sangel

            pakyu kenneth

        • alaskakanto

          mga anga! di ba kayo nagbabasa? di na sila pede kasama si mercado at lutz kasi di sila nakakuha ng passport ng pagiging filipino nung 16 yrs old palang sila. bagong rules ng fiba yun

          • asakayo

            tama ka jan alaskakanto…
            basa basa din kayo at update, okay?wag tayo post ng post….asakayo

      • asakayo

        talaga?kulangot ka pala ee..

  • Ryan

    ang galing ni bryan espinas mag laro ng basketball este DOTA pala

    • asakayo

      wala kaming pakialam.hanap ka kausap..OP ka..

  • john mark baracao

    goooooooo!!!!!petron kaya u yan hahaha…….ang lakas u hehehee

    • asakayo

      ganu kalakas?inlove kana..?

    • EBudoy

      malay natin iiyak nanaman sila pagdating sa finals…. dati nga eh yabang ng mga Petron fans sa akin… block panga ako sa Facebook fanpage nila…eh kasi natalo… umiyak ang mga loko… hahaha
      nung 1st game na panao sila ang yabang… pinagtulungan ako… pero nung nahabol sila at natalo ng B-Meg… ayon iyak ang mga loko…. hinde na pinatikim 1-3…hahahaha

  • asakayo

    this week lang naman ee…
    my iba pang player which is exciting…
    nagkakataon talo nga lang..

  • mark john

    go petron ko..

  • Vincent Santarin

    asakayo? ano ba pinaglalaban mo? gagamba? wag kang feeling Close d ka nman kinakausap. -_-

  • Charl Abonita

    Magaling talaga si Lassiter yong mga instant shot nya kahit sa 3 point perimeter ay pumapasok kaya nga nong nasa Global Port pa siya ay malaking tulong siya doon sa pagkakapasok nila sa final nung talunin nila ang San Mig ng twice naroon pa si Jayvee Casio di lang mahilig sigurong mag maintain ng magagaling na player ang Global Port para magkaroon ng magandang chemistry o teamwork kaya pagka nasa ibang team ang player ay nagpapakita na ng kanilang galing.

  • ronald sarcol

    ibang-iba na ang laro ni marcio ngayon sa PETRON ..
    palaging nag aapoy mga kamay nya .. :))
    siya ang pinalit ni DONDON HONTIVEROS jan..

  • Jayvee Florentino

    may nangangamoy kulangot sa dami ng comment puro kulangot lang ang bukang bibig..

  • Ferrer AB

    magaling naman talaga yan kahit nong sa powerade pa yan, montik na nga makachampion don eh! But still I give may vote to Arwind Santos. He is my idol since I started watching PBA.

  • Ferrer AB

    Sana maging MVP na ngayon si Spider Man! At magchampion sila ulit!

    • EBudoy

      isa pa yang inconsistent player…. pag isang laro maganda yun headlines agad… pero pag kunti lang puntos… tapos dami pa mintis… wala talagang sinasabi na anyari kay santos???. lol… hinde naman talaga masyadong magaling yan… magaling lang yan pag maganda ang laro kasi hirit agad ang media… pero isa pang inconsistent.

  • killermonster

    nakit di pinaglaro si eman monfort sa do or die game ng barako bull?

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