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Codiñera reminds PBA-bound Flores: Train hard, develop your game

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson And after the 25-year-old was selected ninth overall in the annual rookie proceedings, the PBA legend is just hoping for the best for his former slotman.“I already told him everything I needed to tell him. All I can say is for him to have good luck,” said Codiñera.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneFlores averaged 10.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, and 1.3 assists in his final year with the Chiefs, solidifying his case as one of the top defensive players in the collegiate league.But for Codiñera, who built a PBA lore on the defensive end which earned him the moniker “The Defense Minister,” establishing the same reputation in the PBA for Flores is a different story. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “The professional game is a different game. Everyone that you face there, they’re at the highest basketball level in the land. Everyone there is exemplary,” he said.With Flores is expected to be given heavy minutes due to the lean GlobalPort frontline, Codiñera is putting the pressure on his prized big man to outwork everybody in training camp hoping that his student reach the same level he did in his heyday.“It’s no longer developmental there. When you go to the pros, you should have mastered the fundamentals already,” he said.“What he’ll be facing there are finished products and he shouldn’t wait for them to break down. He must learn how to develop his game on his own.”ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jeron Teng glad to see familiar face at sidelines in Altamirano Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award01:21WATCH: Bureau of Immigration, ipinatupad na ang deployment ban sa Kuwait-bound HSWs00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBeing drafted is one thing, staying in the league is another.Those were the last reminders Arellano coach Jerry Codiñera gave to his hardworking big man Lervin Flores going into the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more