JUST TRYING TO GET THE JOB DONE
Alaska import Romeo Travis wants to set one thing straight.
“Lebron (James) and I, we’re very different players,” he said of his former AAU teammate. “He’s the best player in the world. I’m just pretty good.”
Taking his talents to the Philippines, Travis already made a mark in his first game out, scoring 18 points and hauling down 12 rebounds in Alaska’s 106-80 rout of Blackwater on Tuesday.
“I’m just going to try the best that I can to help my team win. That’s all that I can try to do here,” he said.
Crediting the whole team for a job well done against the Elite, Travis said that the Aces already have the components to compete for another championship.
“It’s a great team win. They were a good team before I got here. I’ll just try to make us a better team, do whatever I can to help us win. Everybody did their job and we won,” he said.
Travis also added that like his former teammate James, he is someone Alaska could depend on to make the right plays.
“I’m an all-around team player. When somebody’s open, I’ll make the extra pass. I want to play defense, rebound, and just help this team win,” he said. “This team doesn’t need me to shoot 20 or 30 shots for us to win. They need me to get double-teamed, pass it out, and find the open guy.”
He also said that his unfamiliarity with the Philippine terrain could work to his advantage, as he braces for Alaska’s next game against crowd favorites Ginebra unfazed.
“It’s my first time in the Philippines. Not being from here and not playing here before is also a good thing. I don’t know anything about these teams so I’m going to come out here and play the same game and do what I can to help my team win,” said Travis. (RL)
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