WATCH: Ginebra's Forrester talks playing time, guarding Barroca
MANILA, Philippines - James Forrester was one of the higher-profile players who applied for the 2013 Philippine Basketball Association draft, having led the NCAA's Arellano Chiefs in scoring through rim-rattling dunks and lockdown defense.
His collegiate career ended on a low note, as he missed his final year due to injuries, but the Fil-Canadian still found his way to the PBA after being picked fourth overall before being traded to Barangay Ginebra San Miguel on draft day.
Thus far he has toiled through sparse minutes playing behind Ginebra guards Chris Ellis, Dylan Ababou and Mac Baracael in rotation, averaging just 1.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 5.3 minutes per game, according to pba-online.net
As Ginebra struggles through the Commissioner's Cup (just 1-2 so far), the team has experimented with playing Forrester more. In Sunday's game against San Mig Coffee, Forrester played 9 minutes, scoring two points while committing three turnovers.
Forrester spoke to Rappler's Levi Verora after the game about playing more minutes and guarding reigning Philippine Cup Finals MVP Mark Barroca. - Rappler.com