Adamson connection making Don Trollano feel at home with San Miguel

Don Trollano did not hold back when discussing his unexpected trade to San Miguel.

“At home. Mas relaxed,” admitted the 31-year-old out of Adamson University.

However, it is important to note that his outspoken nature was not exclusive to his time with the previous teams he played for.

In a sudden twist of fate, the 15th overall pick of the 2015 draft finds himself reunited with his former Falcons teammates Jericho Cruz and Rodney Brondial, as well as team consultant Leo Austria, who coached the trio during their college days.

“Komportable ako. Kasama ko na sila Jericho, mga vets. Gina-guide nila ako,” he added.

It didn’t take long for Trollano to demonstrate his compatibility with the rest of the Beermen, as he scored 16 points in his debut game with the franchise. This impressive performance contributed to the team’s 95-82 victory over the reigning PBA Commissioner’s Cup champion, Barangay Ginebra, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday night.

In an explosive second quarter, Trollano contributed 12 points to his overall performance, while San Miguel dominated with 32 points against the Kings, resulting in a commanding 56-36 lead at halftime.

This substantial lead proved to be sufficient for San Miguel to withstand a late comeback attempt by Ginebra, allowing them to improve their record to 4-3 after losing their previous two games.

In addition to his scoring, Trollano also grabbed six rebounds and showcased his shooting skills by making 6-of-10 field goals, including 3-of-6 from beyond the arc.

As the conference progresses, it is anticipated that Trollano will continue to excel, particularly as he integrates himself further with the rest of the Beermen.

“Kaya nung nalipat ako, parang at home ba, parang komportable agad ako kahit na three days pa lang ako nagpa-practice sa kanila, parang matagal ko na silang kasama,” said Trollano.

San Miguel recently obtained the ex-Adamson guard through a trade with NorthPort. In return, they gave up Allyn Bulanadi, Jeepy Faundo, and a second round pick in the 51st season draft.

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