Sep 14, 2022

Miller not backing down on PBA's physical plays

QUINCY Miller has yet to play his first official game in the PBA, but the Converge import is already bracing for a brutal campaign in the Commissioner's Cup.

The 29-year-old former NBA player sees action in the league as very physical based on the way pre-season games had gone for the FiberXers.

"Yes, it's very physical, that's the no. 1 thing," said Miller during the virtual presser for the Converge franchise a week before the mid-season conference kicks off at the Mall of Asia Arena.

"Euroleague, Serbian League, and Israel League are all high level (leagues) very comparable to the NBA. I think the PBA is very comparable to the NBA as well, but way more physical."

To prepare for a tough campaign ahead, Miller, a second round pick of the Denver Nuggest in the 2012 draft, is keeping himself fit since arriving in the country three weeks ago.

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And so far, the Baylor University product said he's in 'one of the best shape' he's ever been.

"The first week of training was pretty tough because of jetlag. But coach (Aldin Ayo) and my teammates made it easy for me to adapt," he admitted.

"It was cool, and now everything is getting better and better."

Now, Miller is beginning to enjoy his stay in the country.

"I've never been here and I only heard great things about the PBA, so I said why not give it a try," said the Converge import.

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"Honestly, I've been a pro for 11 years now and I've been to majority of the countries. (But) this is probably the most favorite place I've been to. It's just beautiful, not only the city, but the people I've worked with everyday. I feel like I'm back at home honestly."

The 6-foot-10 Miller, who's been in the Euroleague, Serbia, and Israel aside from playing in the NBA, is the first ever import in Converge's franchise history. (RG)