No jitters as San Beda’s Potts shines in NCAA debut

Santino Honasan on Jun 25, 2016 06:03 PM
No jitters as San Beda’s Potts shines in NCAA debut
ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF. Davon Potts shined in his NCAA debut, helping San Beda to an opening day win against rivals Letran

“Everything that I do is to contribute to the team’s success.” 

Rookie guard Davon Potts faced the media, cool, calm, and collected after helping the San Beda Red Lions dispatch arch-rivals Letran in the opening match of NCAA Season 92. 

On the floor however, the Cali-raised Caviteno was anything from calm, nor did he look like a first-year player as he dropped sixteen markers in his first game for the Red Lions, getting hyped with each basket made. 

“I love this game. I love the game. I know I get amped up and sometimes I don’t really realize it, I just love the game and I know if I can contribute to my team any way that I can, that’s always big for me, and just like i said, I’m just a piece of the puzzle. I wanna fit the mold and do what I can for my team.” Potts told ABS-CBN Sports. 

Potts, who saw more time on the floor than any other Red Lion, was aggressive on offense, taking it hard to the basket whenever the opportunity presented itself, including a dagger-drive in the dying minutes of the contest, and essentially introduced himself to the fans of San Beda and the NCAA alike. 

Like his coach, Jamike Jarin said: “Now everyone knows who he is.”

The aggressive nature of Potts’ game, he says, stems from a personal belief of playing every game as if it was his last. 

“I play like that every single game, to me personally, i always have it on the back of my mind that if I died today, I played my best today. That’s always key for me, every game, before I play, I always say ‘If I die today, I always have to play my best.’ Potts said. 

And while the win was definitely a big one for the revenge-minded Bedans, Potts maintains that it’s just the beginning, and there’s still a long way to go until they reach their ultimate goal for the season, and that’s regaining the crown. 

“It’s easy to take this win and kinda feel big and in the clouds, but we have to stay grounded, stay humble, and as a team we know this is just one step closer to where we wanna be, and that’s taking the crown back from last year. That’s just our main goal, for all of us right now.”

“I feel good, but I’m not satisfied.” Potts added. 

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