Joining a star-studded team like San Miguel, not much is expected from import Charles Rhodes aside from blending in well with the locals and providing ample help on the defensive end.
But in his first game on Sunday, the 31-year-old reinforcement showed that he’s more than capable on meshing with the crew.
Known as a defensive anchor, Rhodes passed his first game with flying colors as he posted 22 points, 12 rebounds, and two blocks in the Beermen’s 99-92 win over Meralco.
“It feels great. Any team I would’ve played for, I would’ve did the same, give my 100 percent every time in practice and on the court,” he said.
Rhodes also had moments in the spotlight, mostly on the defensive end, as he emphatically denied Chris Newsome and Alex Stepheson in successive possessions in the fourth quarter.
“That was my main focus, my defense,” he said. “We wanted to make sure that we get (Meralco) their first loss. That was the whole motivation. I knew everything else was going to fall in place being with this team with great players.”
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