Rookie guard Earl Scottie Thompson is definitely living his childhood dream of playing in the PBA.
But he said that what makes this dream-come-true even more special is the fact that he’s playing under the PBA’s multi-titled coach Tim Cone.
His minutes may not be that much for a freshman considering that he still has to play within a guard-heavy roster that includes LA Tenorio, Jayjay Helterbrand, Sol Mercado and Mark Caguioa. But still, the six-foot rookie is just happy to be able to learn from Ginebra’s veterans.
In this video blog, Thompson talks about his basketball journey that began in the province (Digos City, Davao) where his father used to be a commercial league player.
In my recent chat with Ginebra’s 5th overall pick in the 2014 PBA Draft, he shared that his basketball idol is his dad.
He also took the time to honor Aric del Rosario, his coach at Perpetual Help in the NCAA for instilling the value of discipline.
Below is the full video of my talk with the soft-spoken Thompson. I hope his basketball journey can serve as an inspiration to everyone — dream big, act on it and let God lead you in everything you do.
WATCH Scottie Thompson’s highlight play against NLEX in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup: