Being the youngest player in the team Lebron Lopez will still be a great cager for the Gilas as head coach Tab Baldwin sees a 'very, very bright future’ for this young baller.

/ 27 March 2021

“I think people are pretty accurate in their assessment. He is an outstanding athlete…Long arms, athletic guy, and very, very active. A lot of energy,” Baldwin propounded during an appearance on “The Game”.

“There is a humility to the kid, understanding that he is the youngest. He does not try to big shot anybody because he has a big name and he has a big following,” he added.

Lopez averaged 16.0 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 3.0 blocks per game during the UAAP Season 82 under the Ateneo Blue Eaglets’ flag and also landed on the Mythical Team.

But one thing is for sure for the decorated mentor— Lopez is raining with talent and skills but “has a lot to learn about the concepts of the game, and you know, understanding the nuances of execution.” 

The young man is currently honing his skills at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna to be fully-equipped for the upcoming FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers and the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in the second half of 2021.

“Just a great kid, and really, really willing to learn, and always attentive when the coaches are talking to him, and always competitive when it’s time to play,” Baldwin said.

“So he has a very, very bright future,” he concluded.