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New Kaohsiung player Jose talks about playing SF in pro debut

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By Ivan Saldajeno

PARAÑAQUE—Toto Jose may be known as a banger and a prolific big man with FEU in the UAAP.

However, on Sunday night, in his first game as a professional player, the six-foot-five Jose had to play at the wings with six-foot-eight Chris Oliver and six-foot-11 Derek Hall taking turns in manning the paint for ABL side Kaohsiung.

Jose then told some sportswriters after the game held at the Olivarez Coliseum that it is all part of the life as a baller.

"Nag-a-adjust pa ako kasi noong college ako, unang-una five ako tapos naging four," said Jose, who made a good account for himself, scoring 12 points and seven rebounds.

However, it was not enough to help the Truth pull a huge upset against Alab Pilipinas.

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Despite the loss, Jose expressed bullishness about his first ABL experience.

"Masaya ako kasi nakakalaban ko mga import. Mai-improve ko pa sarili ko," he continued.

Despite slipping to the small forward spot, fans should still expect the same Toto Jose they saw before.

"Kung ano yung tinatrabaho ko sa college, yun pa rin yung ibibigay ko," Jose vowed.

On how he will continue to embrace being a wingman, he replied, "Improve ko pa kung anong dapat gawin ko at extra work."

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