|Coach Louie Alas says his son Kevin has a significant weakness to his game, and it happens to be Coach Louie's major strength. PBA Media Bureau (file photo)|
By Ivan Saldajeno
BIÑAN--Kevin Alas may be among the PBA's most explosive guards today.
But even he has a significant weakness to his game, and there is one guy who knows that very well: his dad Louie.
"Hirap si Kevin kapag na-trap," the older Alas said. "Pag si Kevin trinap mo, wala masyadong hinahanap."
The former Alaska assistant coach even tells this to Head Coach Alex Compton during his stint there.
"Pinararating ko talaga para pag-isipan nila yung trap," Coach Louie continued.
Interestingly enough, the trap is his primary defensive scheme, which will be of a huge boost when Phoenix, where he is now the head coach, battles his son's NLEX team as the league resumes from its New Year's Day break on Sunday night.
However, Coach Louie is wary that Kevin will thrive with the trap especially with the Road Warriors' retooled offensive game.
"Ngayon, ang dami [niyang] options, especially si Kiefer [Ravena] at si Larry Fonacier," the older Alas continued. "Ang dami kong defensive schemes na pwedeng ilagay. Di pwedeng isang scheme lang. Matatalino sila. Kailangang mag-isip sila sa defense na ibibigay mo."
He even joked, "Pati sa parking area, tra-trapin ko na [si Kevin]."
Luckily for him, he has an additional scoring option for the Fuel Masters as he said that Jeff Chan will play in their game at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City at 4:30 p.m.
Both teams were coming off wins over the Christmas week, which makes their match more interesting to watch.
In the main game at 6:45 p.m., GlobalPort and Ginebra lock horns.
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