Brownlee, the Bishop to Kings’ fore, prepares to tackle all challenges, including pressure
Tony Bishop Jr., a replacement for Justin Brownlee, the Ginebra import, thinks he can fulfill his role without being affected by the pressure. This comes after a rousing debut with 34 points and 12 rebounds to lead his team to a 100-86 win over Converge. Despite the pressure, he remains unfazed and focused on playing his game.
Brownlee, the indefatigable Ginebra import, is currently sitting out this tournament as he faces a possible ban from international play after a doping test found traces of cannabis in his system. In the absence of Brownlee, Bishop Jr. is expected to fill the void, and his performance in his debut game suggests that he could be a good fit for the team.
Coach Tim Cone sees Bishop Jr.’s potential and considers him to be a work in progress. The key for Ginebra now is to figure out how to best utilize Bishop Jr.’s specific skills during the elimination round. Cone hopes to have all the necessary answers by the time the playoffs arrive.