Filipino-American rookies Chris Ellis and Keith Jensen were drafted by the PBA’s most popular team on Sunday, and they couldn’t be more excited.
“It feels like a fairy tale,” said Ellis, who was drafted sixth overall by Ginebra. “It’s everything I want right here. I hope I can bring this team more pride.”
It was a sentiment echoed by Jensen, the No. 8 selection.
“Extremely excited because there’s a lot of history in this program,” he said.
When asked by fans during InterAKTV’s live chat what he sees would be his role for the team, Ellis said that he sees himself as a “catalyst, someone to bring them energy and competitiveness.”
Jensen, for his part, said he’s ready to run and gun along with the rest of Ginebra’s players
“(I will) get up and down a lot. I’m aggressive,” said Jensen.
Ellis and Jensen both promised that they won’t make fans rue their selection by management.
“I’ll work every ounce of my body to bring championship to this team,” said Ellis.
“I’ll play with a lot of heart,” said Jensen.
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