There were a lot of Filipino players who wowed Marcus Douthit in his stint as the naturalized player of the Philippine national team, but one player stood out in his mind when he reminisced his playing days with Gilas Pilipinas.

That one player that he could not forget was Barangay Ginebra’s point guard Lewis Alfred “L.A.” Tenorio.

Douthit shared his thoughts with “Extra Session with Kiko Malicdem” of the Guerilla Podcast Syndicate and recalled the exploits of Tenorio in their stint in the William Jones Cup in 2012.

“When we were in Taipei and we played against the American team, and I have never seen a player take over the way he (Tenorio) did. If L.A. had five more inches, he would be in the NBA for sure.”

In that game, Tenorio led the Gilas team to a historic 76-75 win over the taller Americans to win the country’s first Jones Cup in 14 years. Tenorio scored 20 points including 11 in the final period to help the Philippines register the come-from-behind victory.

“We ran the same play five times in a row and he scored five times in a row.” Douthit recalled.

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