LA-Streetball.com – Pertandingan pertama tim Challenge The World (CTW) 2016 di turnamen streetball Hong Kong Battleground udah selesai digelar. Menghadapi tim Sofia University, Marvanico dkk. berhasil menang telak.
Bicara soal hasil pertandingan, coach Meredith dari tim Sofia University pun jujur kalo dia agak kecewa. Terlepas dari status pemainnya yang masih mahasiswa, perbedaan skor akhir antara timnya dengan tim CTW 2016 dianggap terlalu jauh.
“I’m dissatisfied because the difference is almost forty (points). As I said, they are a professional team and my team is a part-time team. Many of my players have just played basketball for one year,” kata coach Meredith ngejelasin kondisi timnya.
Terlepas dari skor akhir, coach Meredith mengakui keunggulan tim CTW 2016 atas timnya tersebut.
“I think LA Streetball is more professional than my team because some of the Hong Kong teams have part-time players. They have works every day. After they finished working, they come to the basketball court training. So you can see the difference in the court.”
Selain dari sisi profesionalitas, kualitas skill para pemain basket CTW 2016 juga dianggapnya bagus banget. Coach Meredith bilang kalo skill dribble dan ball-handling anak asuh coach Albud ini keren abis, Bro!
“They’re good. In the future, I want my players to play just like this too because no player just stand there and prepare for the shooting. Their dribble is very good because all of the players can drive in” ungkapnya kagum.
Ketika ditanya lebih jauh oleh redaksi LA Streetball, dia melanjutkan, “In Hong Kong, we can’t find a team which has over five players who can drive in. That’s because in Hong Kong many teams are satisfied with only one player who can drive in. In your team, I think at least five guys can drive in and then pass. So I think their ball-handling is very good.”
Photo: Redaksi LA Streetball