MPBL: Mac Tallo mends fences with coach, returns to Bacolod

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Posted at Apr 03 2020 10:26 PM

Mac Talo while he was still with Manila Stars. MPBL

Mac Tallo is making his way back to Bacolod Master Sardines, his first team in the MPBL.

During the now suspended Lakan Cup, the 6-foot combo guard was forced to move to Manila-Frontrow midseason after an alleged "misunderstanding" with head coach Vic Ycasiano.

"I actually called coach Vic, I apologized and masaya naman siya na OK na 'yung naging misunderstanding namin dati," the 26-year-old Cebuano said.

Come next season, Tallo will try to rekindle the fire in his first tour with Bacolod where he averaged with 14.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists.

"Coach pointed me as a leader of Bacolod. Well, ready naman ako to be a leader saka I'm trying to get conditioned para malaki maitulong ko sa team defensively at lalo na sa offense," Tallo said.

With the Master Sardines-backed squad finishing the Lakan Cup at 11th place in the South division at just 11-19, the Southwestern University product said he wants Cebu to be top 5 next season.

And his high expectations are based on what he saw in the training the team had before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic occurred.

"These guys are athletic and coachable. Fresh from college pero mas malaki at mas malakas ito kaysa noong last year. This year is gonna be different," said Tallo.

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