Van Opstal relishes training with ‘inspiring’ San Miguel big men

first_imgArnold Van Opstal chats with his former coach and now San Miguel team manager Gee Abanilla.Joining a powerhouse San Miguel team, Arnold Van Opstal is seeing firsthand how intense the style of play in the PBA is.Not that he expected anything less.ADVERTISEMENT “He helps me a lot. He gives me tips. He’s really humble, really nice guy,” he said. “I’m just trying tolearn as much as I can from him. He tells me what to do or what I shouldn’t do. He tells me to just play my game and not think too much.”Though he comes out of San Miguel practices feeling the pain of the grind, Van Opstal believes that only help him improve his game.“It’s been good. I’m learning a lot and I’m definitely adjusting,” he said. “I’ve got great role models and it’s really great to see their experience and how good they are at reading the game. It’s inspiring.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc PH among economies most vulnerable to virus As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine EDITORS’ PICK With new faces in tow, chemistry a big concern for Mahindra Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND View comments Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town MOST READ Read Next Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 “I knew coming in that people are going to be bigger, stronger,” he said.Though Van Opstal already had numerous wars with foreign big men during his collegiate days, he said that those don’t compare to the duels he had in his short time in the Beermen practice against big men like three-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo and veteran big men Arwind Santos, Yancy de Ocampo, Gabby Espinas, and JayR Reyes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“Nothing really compares to facing someone like June Mar, but I’ve expected it to be more physical. For guys to be bigger and stronger, so it’s not that surprising,” he said.The Fil-German rookie also shared that training with Fajardo so far has been nothing short but great. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. We are young Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esportslast_img

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