PBA: Allyn Bulanadi has more motivation to make an impact for San Miguel

Allyn Bulanadi of San Miguel.  —PBA IMAGES

Allyn Bulanadi of San Miguel. —PBA IMAGES

ANTIPOLO – After an uneventful start to his professional career, Allyn Bulanadi made the most of Sunday night’s reboot, starring San Miguel Beer in his beatdown of Phoenix at the Center Ynares here.

Bulanadi has 16 points in his opening game — just two points behind champ CJ Perez, and three from the cornerstone and was six-time Player of the Year June Mar Fajardo in the 114-93 game.114-93 . explosion ushering in the Beermen’s post-Leo Austria era.

“Of course, the first game against SMB, I’m excited,” Bulanadi told reporters on his way out of the hilltop gymnasium.

“I am not satisfied. I want (to keep adding to my play) for my performance in the next game,” he added.

Bulanadi is the fourth pick of the 2019 Special Gilas Pilipinas Draft featuring Mike and Matt Nieto, Rey Suerte and Isaac Go.

That group has been on loan to the national team because of the coronavirus outbreak for almost two years.

The fire-breathing guard from San Sebastian continued to play for his mother’s Alaska PBA club in early 2022, but the club’s disbandment interrupted his career progression.

He had limited minutes under Aldin Ayo Converge inherited the Aces’ PBA franchise and was eventually moved to the lauded ball club by trading NorthPort ahead of the season’s Governors Cup. this.

“Actually, yes. I didn’t expect it,” Bulanadi said of his transfer. “But I guess, the first requirement of the business is acceptance. Keep going, then get back to work.”

Jorge Galentwho now commands the spearheads for the Beermen, heaped praise on the 25-year-old, who provided extra firepower from the bench.

“Allyn has always been a shooter. When we played him against Converge, he did the same things there,” he said.

“He is just doing the same things here. So I’m happy for his game as well as the San Miguel Beermen, and I just hope he continues to be that way,” Gallent added.

Bulanadi hopes to continue to build on his stellar performance as his career turns into a new arc and he is delighted to have surrounded him with so many good players during the start-up. revive the career of youth.

“Every day, I am looking for ways to keep up with them,” he said. “And they’re teaching me, instructing other things to do.”

“I have more motivation (to show off),” he continued. “I was on a lot of teams. There is no change in my routine, I just have more motivation.”

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