Mon. Dec 5th, 2022

Arellano guard Shane Menina. Photo: Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines—Arelano guard Shane Menina wants to enter the 2023 PBA Draft.

Menina says she’ll try her luck in the PBA after NCAA Season 98, with the already out-of-competition Chiefs only two games left.

“This is my dream. If I’m drafted and I don’t get used to it, basketball will continue. That’s my mentality. “I’ll keep playing no matter what,” he said in Filipino after leading Arellano to an 86-81 win over Perpetual Help on Tuesday.

“I have to show my best because if I want to be a pro I have to show that I can play defense, that’s what I need in pros.

Menina had his best performance ever for the Chiefs with 25 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists.

Throughout the season, Menina averaged 8.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.1 steals per start.

The graduating quarterback hopes to make a lasting impression in his last two games against Arellano.

I need to win the last two games for a good start. Losing our last two games gives us a bad look, so I need to win these games.”

With Menina’s impending departure, the Chiefs, including Axel Doromal and Travis Mantua, will have to rely on their depths at the point of protection.

“A consistent scorer with Axel (Doromal), even if he doesn’t pass it’s okay, it’s understandable. “We don’t control it, that’s it.”

“Travis (Mantua) is good, he can add a few more to his game. He also needs to lead because sometimes he wants to score but he needs to improve assists on that,” added the graduating guard.