San Mig Import Marqus Blakely ready for tough challenges from NBA veteran imports in their conquest for the coveted Grand Slam


San Mig Coffee Mixers knew that the pressure will be on them to win the coveted Grand Slam in the PBA Governor's Cup.
But San Mig import Marqus Blakely doesn't think about the pressure and is ready to trade stuffs against imports with NBA credentials when San Mig Coffee starts its defense of the PBA Governors Cup title.
The reigning Best Import of the Governor's Cup will have an acid test anew as the Mixers gun for a rare Grand Slam after winning the first two crown jewels of the league this year.
“Everybody’s gonna talk about it (grand slam) and sure it adds some pressure,” said Blakely, who came in more than a week ago and even celebrated with the Mixers when they won the Commissioner’s Cup championship just a few days ago.
Blakely's Challenges
The high-flying import was the vital cog in last Governor's Cup title conquest as he averaged 23.9 points, 15.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.1 steals, and 2.1 blocks when he carried San Mig to the Governors Cup championship via an epic seven-game series victory over Petron Blaze.
But those impressive numbers will be put to a test as this conference's imports are considered to be among the best batch ever with four imports are NBA veteran.
Those imports are Alaska’s Bill Walker, Terrence Williams of Meralco, Talk ‘N Text’s Othyus Jeffers, and San Miguel Beer’s Reggie Williams who will give San Mig tough times in winning the Grand Slam.
But Blakely believes in his teammates and how deep the core of San Mig is who is loaded with proven stars.
“We know we have what’s inside the locker room, the talent. We’ve been where we’ve been in the past. It’s just going back to the drawing board, focused back in and not be complacent and keep building from there,” added the standout from Vermont.
San Mig has won three straight titles since last season’s Governors Cup, including this year’s Philippine Cup.
Blakely said he has been out of active competition since helping the Mixers win the Governors Cup last year, but made sure he’s in shape by working out and playing pick-up games in the United States.
“I went home, was working out. There was a decision on whether to go overseas or to come back here. So I decided to come back here,” said the 25-year-old Blakely.
San Mig only took a three-day break since clinching the Commissioner’s Cup, but will return to practice on Monday to prepare for the season-ending meet.
The Mixers open their title defense against Barako Bull Energy next Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum where new coach Siot Tangquincen will be making his debut as the top tactician of the Energy.
--- with reports from Spin.ph


San Mig Import Marqus Blakely ready for tough challenges from NBA veteran imports in their conquest for the coveted Grand Slam San Mig Import Marqus Blakely ready for tough challenges from NBA veteran imports in their conquest for the coveted Grand Slam Reviewed by Jay-R Bayon-on on 5/18/2014 Rating: 5

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