Byrd praises Danny Seigle for bringing ‘one-and done” talents
La Salle is more than determined to win it all this Season 82.
Activating the win-now mode, the Green Archers retooled their lineup by adding height in a form of these three Fil-foreign players — which includes Fil-Americans Jamie Malonzo and Keyshawn Meeker, and Fil-Aussie James Laput.
However, they only have one season to show what they are capable of in the league.
For La Salle active consultant Jermaine Byrd, he does not have any difficulties in maximizing the talents of his one-and done players.
“It’s not that tough for me. I think the guys (Malonzo, Laput, and Meeker) are getting used to the physical play,” said Byrd.
So far, these three hoopers are doing a great job for themselves, especially Malonzo who made noise in his first two games in UAAP.
The Taft-based squad could thank Team B “Consultant” Danny Seigle for recruting these trio.
“Danny Seigle was in charge on getting these guys. He did a great job. He did a great job talking to these guys since about four or five months now,” Byrd explained.
“He presented the opportunity for these guys to come here (in the Philippines) and play, and also get their master’s degree. And all three of them kindly accepted,” he continued.
Aside from the one-and-done talents, the former PBA Finals MVP was also responsible in convincing newcomers Jordan Bartlett, Kurt Lojera, and Tyrus Hill to don the green and white jersey.
“Danny Seigle is the biggest reason why they’re here,” Byrd shared.
La Salle currently has a standing of 1-2, and they hope to bounce back from their stunning loss against UE Red Warriors.