Friday, June 18, 2021

Shane Menina credits veterans for helping transition to pro game in VisMin Cup

Shane Menina dazzled his defenders on Saturday, scoring 28 points against KCS-Mandaue to help Talisay City move to 8-0 in the VisMin Cup. (Chooks-to-Go)

MJAS Zenith-Talisay City guard Darrell Shane Menina sure made it look easy on Saturday night when he carved up the defense of the KCS Computer Specialist-Mandaue City for 28 big points in an 81-73 win in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup.

However, the wily guard from Poblacion, Talisay City, admitted that the transition from playing collegiate basketball in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) to the professional level has been far from easy. He admitted, though, that he’s been fortunate enough to have seasoned veterans as teammates to help guide him.

“Dili sayon ang pag-transition gikan sa college to pro kay mga kontra dili basta-basta, mga veterans pud,” shared Menina, who before his offensive outburst against KCS, was averaging just 4.6 points, 1.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists in a mere 12 minutes of action per game.

Menina said he’s grateful for the on-the-job training he’s getting from the likes of former PBA players Paulo Hubalde, Patrick Jan Cabahug, Val Acuña and Lester Alvarez, which has really helped him adjust his game.

“Pasalamat sad ko sa ako team nga naay veterans na teammates especially Kuya Paulo, Kuya Pat, Kuya Val, Kuya Lester, tanan mga kuya nako nag advice, salamat ko nila. Ila ko gitagaan og advice ug guidance,” shared Menina.

As scorching hot as his shooting was against KCS, Menina said he didn’t seek those shots out as his main goal was to guide his team towards the win.

“God’s Plan nato nga 11 of 12 shots akong nashoot kay ako ra gibuhat ako part na madala akong mga teammates para maka 8 straight wins mi,” Menina shared. (JNP)


SunStar website welcomes friendly debate, but comments posted on this site do not necessarily reflect the views of the SunStar management and its affiliates. SunStar reserves the right to delete, reproduce or modify comments posted here without notice. Posts that are inappropriate will automatically be deleted.

Forum rules:

Do not use obscenity. Some words have been banned. Stick to the topic. Do not veer away from the discussion. Be coherent. Do not shout or use CAPITAL LETTERS!

Create your own user feedback survey