Sidelined, graduating Baser Amer: No regrets, just love

Barry Viloria on Aug 04, 2015 05:20 PM
Sidelined, graduating Baser Amer: No regrets, just love
"(I will miss) yung buong San Beda community, actually. Eight years na ako nag-stay dito. Nakita na nila ako kung pano ako lumaki," says Baser Amer. (Photo by Vyn Radovan)

Two weeks after his injury that had him sidelined, San Beda College Red Lions point guard Baser Amer is somehow still wallowing in regret. After all, it’s his last year to play for his Alma mater of eight years—he suited up for the Mendiola school from high school all the way to college.

“I’m upset,” Amer summed it all up. “It’s my last season to play for San Beda and I can’t make the most out of it. Every year, I wanted to give back to our community and support them by playing my heart out every game.”

At present, the 22 year-old is undergoing check-ups. Next week, he will be going through a therapy, which includes a specialized kind of exercise aimed to rehabilitate his injured shoulder. In the meantime, he is also trying to maintain by following a balanced diet.

Halfway through their game with the Letran Knights last July 16, Amer harmed his shoulder after colliding with opponent Mark Cruz. He had already injured his shoulder at the recent 2015 Southeast Asian Games in Singapore.

The painful halt to his collegiate basketball journey, however, didn’t stop Amer from going all out in terms of supporting his squad.

“All I can do now is focus on my recovery and cheer our team in every game,” he said.

Amer will definitely miss playing for the Lions, more so doing it for the school.

“(I will miss) yung buong San Beda community, actually. Eight years na ako nag-stay dito. Nakita na nila ako kung pano ako lumaki from a Red Cub to a Red Lion,” he said.

“Iba kasi talaga pag Bedista ka. Kasi kahit anong batch ka pa galing. ‘Pag Bedista ka, parang pareho lang kayo."

Amer promises to bounce back and make his school proud anew just as soon as he recovers—possibly in the post-season and then in the pros.

“Hopefully, I get drafted in the PBA,” the NCAA Season 88 Finals MVP declared. “Dream ko kasi yan!”

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