Pogoy, Racela wary of dangerous Blackwater led by former Tams

first_imgMeralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFrom relative nobodies, Mac Belo and Raymar Jose came out of nowhere and built themselves to become two of the most hardworking forwards in the country today.And it all started in FEU, with coach Nash Racela ingraining in them the right way to perform at the best of their capabilities.ADVERTISEMENT “We’re a little nervous seeing how good Blackwater is right now. But we’re ready and we really prepared hard for them,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson But it’s not just Racela, as Roger Pogoy will also have to deal with the trouble of taking on his former teammates and close friends.“I’m excited to play against Toto for the first time here in the PBA. And I’m also happy for Mac because he’s been playing well after recovering from his injury,” said the 25-year-old sniper in Filipino.Seeing how good his former peers have been playing for Blackwater, Pogoy admits that TNT is at a disadvantage in this tiff.“They have the advantage because Blackwater, especially Mac and Toto, are playing great. They’re young and they’re fast, and their confidence is on a high,” he said.But as close as Pogoy is to Belo and Jose off-court, the Cebuano gunslinger knows that it’s all business once that buzzer sounds.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew That development saw the two go from Morayta to the national team to now in Blackwater where they are emerging as solid contributors for the hard luck squad this 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.But on Wednesday, Racela will have to face his own creations when his TNT battle the upstart Elite squad at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“After their stint in FEU, we’ve seen their development as players. And they’re already different players from the time we separated in 2015,” said the easy-going mentor. “From good players, they are now very good players.”Both Belo and Jose were integral parts of the Racela-coached Tamaraws which went to back-to-back Finals in 2014 and 2015 and ultimately won FEU the UAAP Season 78 championship. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES Ceres battles past Shan United to set up clash vs Brisbane Roarlast_img read more