Tuesday, 10 May 2011

While TNT is seeking a triple crown, Fonacier has already won a Grand Slam - gmanews

Posted by chardyboy on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 0 comments

source: source: Rey Joble

Only one player from Talk N Text has already achieved a Grand Slam of sorts on a night the Tropang Texters have just scored their second straight crown.

Larry Fonacier, who won the 2009-2010 Commissioner’s Cup crown as a member of the Alaska Aces, was traded to the Tropang Texters during this season’s Rookie Draft.

“It’s hard to lose Larry. He is an essential part of our team’s success. But we need to free up some space for our salary cap," said Alaska coach Tim Cone, who was also forced to unload Reynel Hugnatan for Meralco’s Hans Thiele in this season’s Philippine Cup for the same reason.

Fonacier was traded to Talk N Text for its first-round pick this season.

Quickly, Fonacier found himself a spot in the Texters’ star-studded roster.

“I call him Lucky Larry," said Reyes. “He’s an important part of our roster and he can play either the No.2 or No. 3 spots. He provides stability in our wing position."

Fonacier said his success was unexpected, but when he saw it, he added some extra hard work and made it look worth it.

Parang naka-plano yung pagdating ng success and I think my personal success should be involved more on our team’s success as well," said Fonacier.

But why is Talk N Text successful this conference?

The former Ateneo Eagle credited it to the smallest man on the squad, who takes care of the bigger responsibilities — Alapag.

When you see Jimmy already practicing two hours earlier, gaganahan ka rin talaga and mahihiya ka. Imagine, your best player is the earliest to come. He truly leads by example," said Fonacier. - Rey Joble, GMA News


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