MAGNOLIA SIGNS PBA DRAFT LAST PICK JED MENDOZA FOR PBA 3X3 TOURNEY
Jed Mendoza with his UAAP and MPBL experience is now expected to bring in the Magnalia Hotshots to gun the squad in the upcoming PBA 3x3 tournament.
The UE product was the last pick as 65 drafted to PBA and initially selected by NorthPort Batang Pier, yet ended up getting his shot elsewhere.
“Sobrang happy lang talaga ako na napapirma ako kasi hindi talaga ako huminto,” he told Spin.ph.
“Kahit wala akong chance sa NorthPort, nag-stay positive lang ako at kung saan may opportunity na open, iga-grab ko lang. Nagkataon na may nag-recommend at may nag-refer sa akin, sumali ako sa tryouts at nagkaroon din ako ng chance,” Mendoza added.
Playing the guard position, Mendoza gunned the UE Red Warriors in UAAP season 82 averaging 4.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.8 assists in just only a span of 16 minutes. In which the young gunner averred that he wanted to improve.
“Opportunity ito at magandang opening para sa akin, lalo na Magnolia ito. Isa yan sa mga contender na teams so para sa amin, kailangan maging competitive kami at kailangan din namin maging contender sa 3×3,” he propounded.
Standing 5-foot-10, Mendoza’s skills will be tested as he is up to a ride with his teammates of fellow rookie Jun Bonsubre, Paolo Javelona, and veteran Val Acuna.