MANILA – With Ilonggo guard Kiefer Ravena expected to be back in action, NLEX Road Warriors sees its fortunes turning around in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup which will start on Sept. 20.
Returning import Oluseyi Ashaolu said there is no reason for the Road Warriors to underperform once again after failing to reach the quarterfinals in the Commissioner’s Cup.
“I think there’s no excuse for us to not be competitive next conference,” the Canadian-Nigerian import said. “As a team we just got to be able to play smarter, reduce our turnovers.”
“Last season we’ve had some bad turnover games. Our turnover-to-assist ratio is not the greatest. So we have to cut back on our turnovers and still be aggressive,” Ashaolu added.
Ashaolu, who averaged 24.6 points, 15.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists on 52 percent shooting from the field in three games last year, said he is now adjusting to his teammates, including Ravena.
“I’m just getting accustomed to my teammates,” he said. “I’m getting my body in tip-top shape. I’m getting ready both physically and mentally.”
“I’ve seen Kiefer in practice and he looks really good. So I’m excited. You know, even from last year I have been hearing about him but I never got to practice with him, play with him. So I’m excited for that,” he added./PN