Staying in top shape a priority as real duty begins for NLEX import Olu Ashaolu

first_imgLOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Ashaolu was brought to the Road Warriors to become the franchise’s import for the Governors’ Cup, but after subpar performances from Tony Mitchell and Curtis Washington, the 6-foot-5 forward was thrust to the position early.Despite being undersized in a conference that allows a team to get imports up to 6-foot-10 in height, Ashaolu was by all standards dominant.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAshaolu had 17 points, 17 rebounds, and five assists in the Road Warriors’ 87-85 win over Phoenix Friday at Cuneta Astrodome and he knows he has still to get better for the Governors’ Cup.“I’m just getting accustomed to my teammates because there are a few new guys like Jericho [Cruz], so I’m getting accustomed to them,” said Ashaolu who was NLEX’ import in the 2018 Governors’ Cup. Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Ravena was suspended for 18 months in 2018 for violating the World Anti-Doping Agency regulations while Alas suffered a knee injury in the Philippine Cup.The backcourt was NLEX’ driving force with Ravena averaging 15.5 points and Alas putting up 11.5 points on a gamely basis in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup—the only conference the pair played the entirety.“I’m excited because the guards play very strong here so I’m looking forward to it. I’m excited to get on the court with him and hopefully Kevin, after his injuries, will be able to come back as soon as he can,” said Ashaolu.“I think there’s no excuse for us to not be competitive next conference.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES MOST READ MANILA, Philippines—NLEX’s final game in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup doesn’t mean the end of Olu Ashaolu’s duty to the Road Warriors. In fact, it’s just the start of his true responsibility to the team.ADVERTISEMENT Bolick delivers winner as NorthPort zaps Meralco to stay in hunt for top seedcenter_img Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted “I’m getting my body in tip-top shape, and that’s pretty much it. I’m getting ready both physically and mentally.”Ashaolu was NLEX’ third import in the Commissioner’s Cup after replacing Mitchell who in turn took over Washington at the start of the conference.The Road Warriors were 2-7 by the time Ashaolu arrived and they finished the conference at 3-8.Although the Road Warriors team that Ashaolu joined wasn’t at full strength, the one that will compete in the third conference would have Kiefer Ravena and possibly Kevin Alas.“I’ve seen Kiefer in practice and he looks really good, so I’m excited even from last year because I’ve been hearing about him but I never got to practice wit him and play with him,” said Ashaolu.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division In front of hometown crowd, Carlos Yulo captures SEA Games gold PLAY LIST 07:01In front of hometown crowd, Carlos Yulo captures SEA Games gold03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Benefits of township livinglast_img read more