Brgy. Ginebra Tim Cone was amazed at the performance of sharp-shooter Jeff Chan during the team’s recent win over Columbian Dyip, Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The 36-year old native of Bacolod City torched the hoops for 20 points spiked by 4-of-6 shooting from 3-point country, 7-of-9 overall, as Gin Kings secured a place in the top 4 which carries a twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinal round of the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup.
“It’s nice to see Jeff out there knocking shots down. He has such a pretty shot, and it’s really fun to watch him shoot. When he gets going, he really gets you going,” said Cone.
The 2-time Grand Slam champion mentor even went to the extent of comparing Chan to PBA Great Allan “The Triggerman” Caidic.
“I watched Allan for a long time in my career. He (Chan) just has that same kind of beautiful shot, release, and swish into the net. It’s really a pretty shot,” said Cone.
“No one compares to Allan because he’s special. I think what you would call Allan a freak of nature. No one can shoot the ball as freakish as he can shoot the ball. I mean that as a compliment, being a freak of nature. I call LeBron James a freak of nature, too,” he added.
Chan, for his part, hopes that his fiery shooting would carry on into the playoffs.
“Hopefully lang maging consistent para makatulong going to the playoffs,” said the one-time PBA Finals MVP.