In Asi Taulava’s charity game on Sunday night, a spitfire guard started for Team Swatch, running up and down the court, driving and dishing to open teammates, and finishing consistently in transition.
The guard doesn’t play for any basketball team; he’s actor-television host Derek Ramsay, who drew the loudest shrieks from female fans all night.
In the court, he showed he was more than just a set of six-pack abs.
“This guy got game,” said Taulava, who suited up alongside Ramsay on Team Swatch.
“He was running up and down consistently. He could probably pass up as a point guard in the PBA.”
Barako Bull wingman Ronald Tubid went one step further and said Ramsay could play in the big league.
“Puwede siya kahit anong sport dahil kundisyon siya. Pero kung seseryusohin niya talaga, puwede siya mag-PBA. Ang galing nga mag-dribble and mag-dish,” said Tubid.
It was a sentiment echoed by Petron’s Marcio Lassiter. “He has a great potential. He could end up in one of the PBA teams,” said Lassiter.
Rain or Shine rookie Chris Tiu also had good things to say about Ramsay’s performance. “Well, the only downside is he’s already in his 30s, but he’s definitely in great shape,” said Tiu.
Petron Blaze rookie Alex Mallari, meanwhile, had no idea who Ramsay was.
“Was he the guy wearing gray shoes?” said Mallari. “He got game.”