NOT IN THE MOOD FOR SHARING SLAM DUNK TROPHY THIS TIME
This year, Justin Melton says that there could only be one Slam Dunk champion.
“I do want the trophy for myself,” he said.
Named as co-champion with Rey Guevarra last year, the Purefoods sophomore admitted that the field this year is much stronger.
“It’s up for grabs. There’s a lot of good dunkers out there so it’s gonna be tough. May the best dunker win,” said Melton.
The 27-year-old high-leaper will also be having his All-Star debut two days after, as he was voted as a starter for the North All-Stars.
He said, “It took me as a shock. I saw the tweets and I didn’t believe it at first, but I’m thankful.”
Though he did not discount that there might be jitters, Melton said he’s just looking forward to playing in the midseason showcase and give the fans a treat come Sunday.
“I’m just gonna try to go out, play my game, get my teammates involved, and have fun. That will be my approach,” he said.
“As far as the dunks are concerned, we’ll see.”
Yes, we will Justin. (RL)
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