If there’s one team that piques the curiosity of former SMART-Gilas Pilipinas team captain Chris Tiu, it’s the B-MEG Llamados.
“That would be an exciting one. Imagine playing alongside James Yap and playing for Coach Tim Cone in B-MEG?” said Tiu in a telephone interview with InterAKTV.
“I’ve always wanted to play for a team that has a structured system like the triangle offense being ran by Coach Tim. I also like the fact that Coach Tim is a very respected coach, who entails discipline on his team.”
The Llamados are scheduled to select ninth in Sunday’s PBA draft, while Tiu is projected to be among the top five picks. However, the annual lends itself to surprises, and any team could make a trade to move up in the draft.
B-MEG coach Tim Cone has kept his lips tight about the squad’s possible moves on Sunday.
“We would try to keep it quiet on our side,” Cone said, adding he didn’t want to tip off other teams about what to do.
In an InterAKTV poll asking which team Tiu should end up with, B-MEG was the top choice garnering more than 28 percent of the vote. The Ateneo alumnus sees himself as a good fit for the team, too.
“My game is more concentrated on creating opportunities for my teammates. If ever I will be given he chance to play there, I would set up James Yap and give him scoring chances,” said Tiu, who anticipates he’ll be given point guard chores in the PBA.
The most popular player in the draft is also excited by the possibility of playing alongside the most popular player in the league, a development which he considers good for the PBA.
“Definitely, the fans will be excited to see that. I don’t know how this will happen, but if it does, then definitely they will be in for an exciting treat. I’m sure it will bring the fans to the coliseum,” Tiu said.
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