‘Ferocious’ Rhodes ready for challenge with Beermen

first_img“He has good credentials in college and he is number one in blocks among imports during his stint in the Korean league so he is really defensive-minded,” Austria said.The 31-year-old Rhodes describes himself as “ferocious” and “passionate.”Whether Rhodes likes it or not, there is pressure on him to deliver as he joins a team which is fresh off its fourth title in the last seven conferences.Rhodes, though, isn’t backing down from the challenge.“The bar is high for any team I would’ve played in the Philippines. This is a place I always wanted to play in, so wherever I would’ve gone to, I was going to give my hundred percent.”ADVERTISEMENT Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Charles Rhodes joins the San Miguel Beermen. Photo Mark GiongcoCharles Rhodes visited the Philippines last year for vacation and he knew he had to return.Rhodes was back in Manila early Wednesday morning and he intends to stay long as San Miguel’s import in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Cruz, Chongson rue Tanduay’s inconsistency ahead of playoffs “I came here on a vacation last year and I watched a few games and I just loved the fans, and I love how they love basketball. I really love it out here, and I’m glad I’m a part of it right now,” said Rhodes, who joined the Beermen during their victory party at Robinson’s Magnolia three days after winning the Philippine Cup for the third straight season.The former Mississippi State slotman last saw action in the Korean Basketball League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSan Miguel head coach Leo Austria said he was “very impressed” with Rhodes after seeing full game videos.Austria thinks Rhodes will be a big help to the Beermen on the defensive end. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos MOST READ LATEST STORIES Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezonlast_img