Last night I made my debut for the Guaynabo Mets as we started off the series with a home win. The game is much more physical than I was used to playing in the NBDL. While handling the ball you can push, shove, smack, slap, etc and most the time not get called for a foul...although that works into my advantage on D it was definitely a drastic change.
I got to be matched up with Walter Hodge who I played against the NCAA tournament my freshman year as we lost to the eventual National Champions of Florida. He has been tearing up the Puerto Rican league the past two years. My teammates and I held him to 8 points and he eventually fouled out midway through the 4th quarter.
Offensively, I just tried to be a facilitator my first game and get other guys involved and see how the league was played and the refs called the game. The stat sheet said I had 3 assists but I believe I had more than that, but the main thing is that we won. I didn't take a shot from the field but was 5-6 from the free throw line with 7 rebounds, and 3 blocks.
All in all it was a good first game in the league. Hopefully on Wednesday I will be able to contribute more on the offensive end and still be the same defensive player I have always been. More to come on Thursday as we head to their place for game 2 of the best of 7 series.
On to the next one...