The week has been very remarkable for the Magnolia Hotshots guard Mark Barroca as he was recognized as the PBA All-Star a few days after taking the PBA Player of the Week award. He shared some thoughts on how such awards have made an impact on him overall.
He was seen taking a break from on-court action while enjoying the festivities. He’s looking forward to the upcoming PBA All-Star Event to be held in Passi City, Iloilo on March 9-12.
“I’m thankful for the fans who voted and believed in us,” Barroca, who cracked the top 24 in the final round of voting, said in Filipino.
“Maybe they still want to see me play in the event so I’m really thankful to the fans and the media who voted because I won’t be there without them.”
He took a day off from the ongoing PBA season and attended the NBA and FoodPanda partnership event alongside fellow PBA player Isaac Go as well as former UP Fighting Maroons team captain Brix Ramos at the MOA Music Hall on Saturday, the 18th of February 2023.
Barroca, Go and Ramos was at the event and showcased some basketball drills where the NBA and Foodpanda highlight the “perfect team-up of convenience and sports entertainment.”
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Fun activities like these are what Barroca looks forward to where he can relax and enjoy his time with friends, family, and fans. He’ll still be in the same mindset at the All-Star events albeit in a sharper frame to showcase some other moves that will surely impress folks.
“My wife told me to try and practice dancing already, especially the new and viral dances,” the former FEU Tamaraws standout shared. “This is what I like in the All-Star festivities, you’ll really go out of your comfort zone.”
On-court, of course, Barroca and the rest of the Magnolia crew are very much serious in their ongoing Governors’ Cup campaign as they’re riding on a three-game streak after a surprise 0-3 start.
“The momentum is there, we’re happy now that we’re back at the .500 mark,” said the 36-year-old veteran. “The entire team is excited, but for now, we’re on a break to stay refreshed for our next practice and for our next game on Wednesday.”
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