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Globalport getting better – Pringle

No. 1 pick Stanley Pringle puts on his jacket as Globalport owner Mikee Romero and alternate Governor Erick Arejola look on during yesterday’s PBA Annual Rookie Draft at the Robinson’s Place in Ermita, Manila. (Bob Dungo).

Seoul — Stanley Pringle believes Globalport is slowly turning into a cohesive unit as they continue to play a series of tune up matches here in preparation for the PBA 40th Season which starts on Oct. 19.

“I always want to say we’re not where we’re at because you can always improve,” said Pringle, the No. 1 draft pick in the recent draft. “I think we’re at 70 percent, or lower from that… but never a hundred percent.”

Globalport currently sports a 2-1 record in their tune up games here against Korean teams, winning its first two games against Yonsei University, 71-70, and Seoul Samsung Thunder, 74-72, before losing to University of Korea on Wednesday.

The Batang Pier, which won just two of 16 games under mentor Pido Jarencio in the last two PBA conferences, will play two more matches before heading back to Manila on Sunday.

“The team has been playing well,” said veteran guard Alex Cabagnot. “I feel positive that we’ll do a lot better than our last conference showing. This trip is a good sign, more on camaraderie.”

“Maganda ang takbo ng team, maganda ang bonding. Mas solid kami ngayon,” incoming sophomore guard Terrence Romeo added.

Owing to the abundance of scoring guards in the roster, Cabagnot feels it will be up to the coaching staff to determine what combinations to use during the actual game.