But he needs to work on every aspect of his game before the PBA kicks off on November 5.
Even before the PBA Draft, Christian David was already being widely considered a top 5 pick.
That’s why it didn’t come as a surprise when David, who played for US NCAA Division I team Butler Bulldogs, was tabbed as second overall pick by the Blackwater Bossing on Sunday.
Well, except for the 6-foot-6 guard himself.
“Yes [I’m surprised to be drafted this high]. I had no expectations. I’m blessed to be the no. 2 pick,” he said.
The Filipino-American cager is confident he can help turn things around for the beleaguered Bossing led by coach Jeff Cariaso.
“Of course [I can help turn things around for Blackwater]. That’s the goal. I’m gonna try my best,” he said.
“Whatever the coaches need, I’m gonna try to do that. Hopefully we can win a lot of games.”
But to be able to do that, he’s gonna have to work on a lot of things from here on out.
“I can spread the floor more. That will give more space for the the guards to drive,” he said.
“All aspects of my game can improve. But I’d say ball handling [needs more work] and more consistency with my shots.”