RR Garcia hopes to unleash potential with Barako Bull

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 31 2014 11:35 PM | Updated as of Aug 01 2014 07:35 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Former Far Eastern University (FEU) standout RR Garcia hopes to prove himself, now that he has transferred to Barako Bull.

Garcia used to play under GlobalPort Batang Pier, but due to limited playing minutes, he failed to show his true potential.

“Sa akin siguro, dun ako mabibigyan ng break talaga kasi nalipat ako,” he said in the PBA website. “Sa GlobalPort, in and out ako dun. Siguro dito sa Barako Bull, maipapakita ko na yung skills ko.”

“Siguro on a scale of one to 10, mga six lang nung rookie season ko. Napakita ko naman yung kaya ko pero hindi every game naipapapakita ko yung best kasi minsan nasa bench ako, minsan nasa loob ako. Konting minuto lang naibibigay sa akin,” he said.

Garcia was traded by GlobalPort in exchange for Barako Bull’s Keith Jensen last month.

Garcia said he is feeling comfortable with Barako Bull because of familiar faces.

“Andun din si Kuya Denok (Miranda), tiga-FEU yun eh. Siya yung naga-advice sa akin dati, so siguro makakatulong ako sa team nila,” he said.

“Ngayong second year [ko], dodoblehin ko pa [ang effort ko]. Siguro ngayong season, maibibigay ko na lahat.”

The Energy Cola resumed practice this week in preparation for the next PBA season.

“Okay naman kami ngayon. Conditioning pa lang kami. Wala pa masyadong pukpukan na practice,” he said.