Marcus Weathers has arrived in the nation to join San Miguel, where he will represent the team as its import for the PBA Governors’ Cup.
The Beermen brought in reinforcements on November 19 of last year, and the 25-year-old Weathers arrived on that day in order to integrate him into the team as quickly as possible.
Weathers made these comments in an interview during San Miguel’s game versus Terrafirma last Wednesday, which he attended from the back of the Beermen bench.
“It’s a great team and a great organization. It’s an honor to be here,”
“I had a lot of fun at the game. I thought they played with high energy and played good defense. They scored the ball well and they shared the ball. That’s great,” said Weathers.
Although the Commissioner’s Cup is still playing on, Weathers, who is listed as 6-foot-3, joined the Beermen. However, some of the current imports, such as Justin Brownlee of Barangay Ginebra, KJ McDaniels of Meralco, and Matt Mobley of TNT, are anticipated to also play in the Governors’ Cup.
Weathers played for Miami and Duquesne in addition to Southern Methodist University (Ohio). Since this would be Weathers’ first professional international assignment, he feels privileged to be a member of a group with a winning history.
Weathers also said, “I feel honored. A lot of guys in my position don’t really get rookie deals to be able and to be able to come to a winning organization like this one. So I feel honored. For me personally, I just want to keep upholding the tradition of winning and bringing whatever I can to the team whenever my time comes,”.
Weathers stated that he wants to make the most of his time and benefit from having the team around months before the conference. The incoming SMB immigrant stated that Devon Scott is his mentor because of how helpful he has been in learning the Beermen’s system.
“I was super excited to come here early. I was excited that they wanted to get me here early so that I can get acclimated. I’m still shaking the jetlag off. I’ve got to get used to being day ahead and sometimes, I wake up past 3 in the morning and I’m wide awake. But the workouts have been good and practices have been great,”
“I’m just learning as much as I can, trying to soak up as much as I can, seeing the style of play and how all the guys play. I kinda got my own way of doing things but Devon has been great. He has been a great mentor for me,” he added.
Previously on SMB vs Terrafirma
San Miguel won the 2022–23 PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday at the Philsports Arena with a 131–103 victory over an undermanned Terrafirma. This was San Miguel’s second straight victory.
The Beermen improved their chances of being selected for one of two best-of-three quarter final series by bringing their record to 5-5 win-loss and moving up to sixth position in the team rankings.
June Mar Fajardo made his comeback during the game, however Terrence Romeo sat out despite being in uniform. After having surgery on his throat, Fajardo had 20 points and nine rebounds in his return game.
San Miguel triumphed over a Terrafirma team that was forced to play without import Lester Prosper because of health precautions. Alex Cabagnot was also absent from the Dyip.
The main directive, according to San Miguel assistant coach Jorge Gallent, was to not underestimate Terrafirma despite the absence of Prosper and Cabagnot.
Jericho Cruz led San Miguel in scoring with 25 points, and Devon Scott led the Beermen with a triple-double of 21 points, 19 rebounds, and 11 assists.