Raymond Almazan ‘100 perfect ready, healthy’ in return for Meralco

first_imgTaal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption But now back in full health, Almazan hopes to finally show why he is just what the Bolts are looking for as their man in the middle.“Physically and mentally, I’m 100 percent ready. I’m 100 percent healthy now,” he told INQUIRER.net in Filipino Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I’m willing to do whatever the coaches want me to do and whatever role they want me to play even if it’s not a starring role. It’s been so long since I’ve been to at least the semifinals and I want to help this team make it far.”He showed just that when he led a shorthanded Meralco side in a tune-up game against Korean team Jeonju Kcc Egis at Meralco Gym. MANILA, Philippines—Raymond Almazan dealt with a calf injury in his first conference with Meralco in the 2019 Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist MOST READ He only had a one-day break since he returned but rest can wait.“I learned a lot from my experience i the World Cup and I want to apply all of that to help my team this coming conference.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago Citycenter_img LATEST STORIES View comments Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island Without Allen Durham, Almazan held the fort down low finishing with a team-high 15 points while also serving as the anchor on the defensive end. His efforts helped the Bolts settle for a tie against a squad with two imports.“Almazan being with us for the second conference and now being healthy will really be a big help for us,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black.“He played well today. He’s a big guy and we need a young big guy so he’s gonna be a big help for us in the rebound category and also the shot blocks and being able to defend the paint,” he added.And it’s only going to get better from here for Almazan.The former Letran standout just arrived from a stint with the Philippine team in the 2019 Fiba World Cup in China last Tuesday. He has just rejoined Meralco in practice on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son Despite loss, Racela likes how FEU made Ateneo work for its shotslast_img