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first_img“I almost gave up. But my girlfriend told me to continue dreaming because all of these are just challenges,” he said in Filipino.Nearly three years after what had been the toughest days of his basketball career, Corpuz’s dream was finally realized when he got the call from Mahindra and started in his first professional game on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“I’m so happy. When I entered the Mall of Asia Arena, I didn’t know what to do because I’ve never been in this position. When I entered the dugout, I was looking at my jersey and the badge read PBA. There’s no more D-League. I’m so happy because I finally got my dream to play in the PBA and play against my idols,” he said.Corpuz’s path to the pro league is quite an unconventional one, the first of its kind for that matter. 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Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJackson Corpuz almost left his second sport for good.Transitioning from volleyball to basketball in his teens, the Philippine Christian University alumnus’ hope was all but lost when he got left out in the 2014 PBA Draft.ADVERTISEMENT Corpuz went scoreless but had six rebounds, an assist and a steal before fouling out after logging 22 minutes on the floor in the Floodbuster’s 86-84 loss to TNT.Corpuz also didn’t deny his excitement as he defended one of his idols Ranidel de Ocampo for a considerable amount of time during the game.“I’m happy that coach Chris (Gavina) matched me up against him because Ranidel is one of my idols along with Marc Pingris,” he said. “It was tough defending him because he’s so good, but I just tried to do my usual defense.”Getting to the PBA is one thing, but staying here is another and Corpuz knows that as much as he is overcome with emotions for all the breaks he has been given, the real work begins if he wants to have a lasting PBA career.“I feel so blessed for all of the blessings I’m getting right now. Though I wasn’t able to win the championship in the D-League, this opportunity opened up for me and made me achieve my dream. I’m just thankful for all the chances that has been given to me,” he said.“But I know I still need to adjust. I need to do extra work, double or triple the effort. I have to do everything I can in the role that will be given to me by the coaches.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Though a number of hopefuls who went undrafted in the Draft tested their mettle in the PBA D-League for a year before finally kissing their dreams goodbye, Corpuz kept his fight going for three years, establishing himself as a solid contributor as he bounced from one team to another.He started out as a bench player when  he first joined the D-League with Erase Plantcenta before he slowly made his mark as part of Derulo Accelero and Bread Story and proving himself as a serviceable undersized big man in his stops with Cebuana Lhuillier and, for the past three conferences, with Racal.Corpuz had his best showing in the recently-concluded 2017 Aspirants’ Cup, where he averaged 13.3 points and 7.3 rebounds to help the Tile Masters reach the Finals for the first time.Though Racal ended up as bridesmaid to Cignal-San Beda in the Finals, Corpuz’ hardwork did get noticed by the PBA teams as the Floodbuster immediately plucked him from the free agent pool on Thursday and signed him up for the rest of the season.“I didn’t expect that after the Finals, Mahindra will sign me up. They said they really want me and I’m glad that they gave me the chance,” said the 28-year-old. “I’m also surprised that I’m just here for two practices and they already have that much trust on me to put me in as a starter.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos View commentslast_img read more

first_img1 Wayne Rooney will continue as England captain under new boss Gareth Southgate New England manager Gareth Southgate has revealed Wayne Rooney will remain the national captain under his new Three Lions regime.However, he also stressed that the role does not guarantee the Manchester United striker’s place in his starting line-up.Southgate faced the media for the first time as the new full-time England boss at Wembley on Thursday morning, a day after signing a four-year deal, and was immediately pressed on Rooney’s international future.The country’s all-time leading goalscorer has endured an indifferent season on the field and was thought to have further damaged his chances during the last international break when he found himself in an unwanted media uproar.Rooney was pictured in full England training kit socialising with guests, supposedly at a wedding, late at the team hotel.Southgate has said he will make a review into how free time is spent during international duty a priority, but he will not be reassigning the captaincy.Instead Rooney will continue as skipper, as long as he is on the pitch.“Wayne is England captain,” he said.“I think I said that at the beginning of the interim period but what’s also clear is I’ve only selected him to start in two of the four matches we’ve had.“Obviously it’s not the case that Wayne expects to play every game. It’s important for me to develop more leaders in that group. “If we’re going to be successful we need to develop leadership, develop resilience and that’s one of the key areas.“Wayne has played an important part for England up to this point and I’m sure he can do that in the future but we also have to develop others.”last_img read more