The Absence of the Beast: Did Calvin Abueva Carry His Personal Issues to FIBA Asia?

Calvin Abueva Struggles at the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup


One of the players who we were expecting a lot from was Calvin Abueva. The main gunner of the Alaska Aces was a veteran Gilas Player. He has helped the team in all of its previous outings and has been known for his offensive and defensive tenacity.


What happened to Calvin Abueva?

Against South Korea, Calvin scored only 2 points in 1/ 4 shooting which is not beastly at all. It was the same scene every game for Calvin as he never found the right rhythm to at least contribute as expected. It was a very disappointing stint for him to say the least.

Calvin showed signs of things to come since the start of FIBA Asia Cup when he lost his cool and head butted a Chinese player in his very first game which led to his rejection in the first quarter.

Calvin Abueva, who was trying really hard on all of the games of Gilas, didn't look good at all and often seemed worried and frustrated. If you'd remember, Calvin had been a no-show in Gilas practices and had to be given a warning if he continues to be missing. He said that he has personal issues and he had to settle them first before re-joining the team.

A chance to still salvage his game

Gilas Pilipinas still has games to play and although the team has lost its chance to win the tournament, Calvin still got some opportunity to bounce back from a horrific tournament performance so far.


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