Jan 11, 2019

Poy Erram grateful to learn from Quinahan, Taulava

Poy Erram is anything but excited for the opportunity to learn from JR Quinahan and former league mvp Asi Taulava -- two of the best big men in the Philippine Basketball Association -- now that he's with the NLEX Road Warriors.

"Malaking bagay when it comes to improvement [na] andyan sina kuya Asi, sina kuya JR, yung mga veterans, nandyan sila para turuan ako kung ano yung mga ginagawa kong mali."

"So for that, I'm willing to accept yung mga criticisms nila kasi that's for my own good naman para mas mag-improve pa 'ko," Erram said.

For Erram, the chance to work with the two veteran big men with a combined 30 seasons of experience, would definitely help boost his career.

"Sina kuya Asi, kuya JR, ang laki ng tulong for me as a player lalo na sa career ko, kasi yung mga natutunan nila throughout their careers, matuturo nila sa'kin," said the 29-year-old.
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Acquired by NLEX through a 3-team trade, Erram find himself at home with his new team having played for coach Yeng Guiao in the Asian Games and some of the Road Warriors' personnel as well.

He played alongside Taulava as member of the Philippine team in the 2018 Asian Games, and had Juami Tiongson and Kiefer Ravena as teammates in Ateneo, where they won three UAAP titles.

'Madali lang mag-adjust kasi kung ano yung tinatakbo ni coach Yeng sa Gilas, yun din tinatakbo niya sa team. Yung mga former teammates ko sa Ateneo, andyan sila para i-guide ako," he said.

"May mga konting adjustments pa sa chemistry ... Pero okay naman kami lahat," Erram added. (JB)