Former PBA Defensive Player of the Year Sean Anthony could not hide his excitement after getting a chance to team up with superstar Matthew Wright at Phoenix Super LPG.
The 35-year-old Fil-Canadian forward bared that his game and Wright’s scoring prowess will be beneficial to one another and he foresees positives of their partnership on the court.
“It’s gonna be exciting to play with him,” said Anthony, who was acquired from NorthPort in exchange for Vic Manuel. “He’s such a deadly player and I think we can complement each other in so many ways.”
“It’s just exciting to set screens for him because he’s gonna draw so much attention that I can find something off of that or just free him up for some shots so I think it’s gonna be a great combo,” added Anthony.
The hardworking, do-it-all forward is optimistic that he can bring into the Fuel Masters the same intensity and hustle he showed in his four solid years with the Batang Pier that made him a member of the PBA Mythical First Team and All-Defensive squad two seasons ago.
“I think they (Phoenix) want some energy, a guy who could move the ball and some kind of an all-around and utility player as well,” said Anthony.
“I feel like I’m the guy who could fill those gaps that they want. And there’s so much talent on this team and I just looking forward to playing with them,” he added.
With the arrival of Anthony plus a mixture of youngsters and veterans, Phoenix is expected to atone for its lackluster campaign last All-Filipino Cup where they finished with a dismal 4-7 record and fell short of the playoffs after losing to Barangay Ginebra San Miguel in a do-or-die match for the No.8 seed.