San Beda’s Soberano fulfills destiny as king of Three-Point Shootout

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 12, 2016 04:46 PM
Soberano fulfills destiny as king of Three-Point Shootout
NO DOUBT. AC Soberano now owns the official title of best three-point shooter in the NCAA.

Ever since he was a rookie a year ago, AC Soberano was always known to be one of the top sharpshooters in the league.

Now, he’s not only one of them, he’s the undoubted best after coming out on top in the Three-Point Shootout in the NCAA 92 Men’s Basketball Tournament All-Star.

Making it rain inside the San Juan Arena on both the qualifying and final rounds on Friday, San Beda College’s gunslinger proved to be on a level above everybody else.

Soberano scored 23 points, by and far the best, in the qualifying round before pouring in 20 points to beat out fellow Finalists RK Ilagan and Exe Biteng who had 15 and 11 points, respectively.

In the Finals, the Tarlac native buried all but one from the moneyball rack. Talking about his mindset heading into the shootout, he said, “Doon talaga ako nag-focus sa moneyball rack.”

The other competitors who failed to advance from the preliminary round were Arellano University’s Zach Nicholls, Colegio de San Juan de Letran’s Rey Nambatac,  College of St. Benilde’s Carlo Young, Jose Rizal University’s Paolo Evardo, and University of Perpetual Help’s McKevin Velasquez.

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