Barako Bull second-generation import Eric Wise wants to follow dad's success in the PBA


Barako Bull Energy had an impressive debut following a 95-94 squeaker over the NBA veteran lead Terrence Williams' Meralco Bolts in the ongoing PBA Governor's Cup.


For now, it seems that bringing in a second generation import proved to be a wise decision and the Energy hopes that their success will continue.

All around import Eric Wise, the son of former import Francois Wise, had an impressive debut for Barako Bull banging in 33 points,corralling 16 rebounds, and dishing out five assists.

And more importantly, Wise proved that he can be rely during clutch plays as he made a game-winning free throw with 1.3 seconds left to put his team on top.

Wise inspiration is to follow his father’s footsteps who was a reliable import in the league during his playing years.

“I wish I could be my dad, but I’m here to make a name for myself,” said the younger import in an interview with Interaksyon.com.

Wise’s debut was in contrast to a dismal showing from Meralco counterpart Terrence Williams who was considered as the best import in this conference based on his NBA credentials.


The 11th overall pick of the New Jersey Nets in the 2009 NBA Draft collected 19 points but struggled with just 4-of-20 shooting from beyond the arc.

But Wise said Barako Bull just caught the Williams on a bad night.

“I was hoping he won’t get hot like he did during the tuneup games,” said Wise. “I was familiar with him. He’s 11th pick for a reason. We just wanted him to make tough shots. He could catch fire anytime.”

Expect Wise to give all his best for Barako Bull as the Energy shoots for at least a birth in the Playoffs in this single-round elimination tournament.


Barako Bull second-generation import Eric Wise wants to follow dad's success in the PBA Barako Bull second-generation import Eric Wise wants to follow dad's success in the PBA Reviewed by Jay-R Bayon-on on 5/19/2014 Rating: 5

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