BRIAN Enriquez felt that he made a good account of himself in two workouts with Ginebra and was confident the team would take a long, hard look at him.
“I had a good feeling. I had good workouts, but with Ginebra, there’s just that gutfeeling that they might be interested in me,” he told Spin.ph.
That hunch proved to be true when the Fil-Am swingman was taken first in the second round, 13th overall by the Gin Kings, much to his delight.
It was another positive twist to what has been a roller coaster ride for Enriquez, a 6-foot-3 forward from William Woods University who was supposed to play a one-and-done year in the UAAP for University of the East before the COVID-19 pandemic hit sports.
But he’s not complaining as he looks forward to this opportunity to learn from some of the best players in the PBA.
“I’m excited. Ginebra has a winning culture and I will have the chance to learn from guys like LA (Tenorio), Joe Devance, Jared Dillinger, and the others. I get to learn from the best, and to get my career started watching those guys and teach us how to be a pro, I can’t go wrong with that,” he said.
Enriquez is eager to prove his worth after failing to do so in his aborted stint with the Red Warriors.
“It’s the same motivation,” the 25-year-old said. “I love this game and this is what I love to do, and at any level whatever my route was, what God has in store for me, I’m just aching prove myself in any level and show that I can play.”
“I know that life is full of ups and downs, but the one thing consistent with me is the work. Day-in and day-out, I will put my hard hat on and give it my all everyday. That’s what Ginebra can expect from me.”