Kapwa Bisdak! Santi Santillan looks up to Cebuano bigs Fajardo, Quiñahan
Aside from Marc Pingris, Santi Santillan also looks up to Cebuano big men like June Mar Fajardo and JR Quiñahan.
The Lapu-Lapu native knows that he could hang in the PBA, knowing that Fajardo and Quiñahan made a mark in the big league.
“Hindi naman nakaka-pressure sa part ko kasi sa akin lang, iniisip ko lang na kung kaya nilang lumaro sa PBA, kaya ko rin,” the former University of Visayas standout said.
How could he not? The 24-year old showcased his wares staringnat PBA D-League Marinerong Pilipino, Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) with Zamboanga Family’s Brand Sardines, and became the country’s no.6 3×3 player in Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3.
Although Santiallan still has long ways to go in order to match Fajardo and Quiñahan’s accomplishments, he is just happy to play either with them or against them.
“Mahirap sundan yung mga na-achieve nila sa PBA, pero masaya na ako na makalaro sila o makakampi,” he said.