Mapua’s Isit on 4cm cut: ‘Not necessarily the trophy I wanted’
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 30, 2016 08:44 PM
BATTLE SCARS. CJ Isit will have two cuts sandwiching his left eye as remembrances for his time in Mapua.
CJ Isit had the last game in his collegiate career on Friday at the MOA Arena.
Unfortunately for the Mapua Institute of Technology captain, he was unable to finish it.
Isit had to head back into the locker room late in the third quarter after getting the worst of Arellano University big man Dioncee Holts’ right forearm as the two were battling for the loose ball. He was able to return to the floor, but not to action later on.
Asked about the incident that caused a four centimeter wound above his left eyebrow, he answered post-game, “I’m not sure, but I kind of got wiped out. It cut me open and took me out.”
He then continued, “I’m definitely disappointed, but that happens. I know it wasn’t intentional.”
That wasn’t the first time the Filipino-Canadian needed some stitches in the season. In the second round, he was also at the receiving end of an inadvertent elbow that opened up a gash below his left eye.
Talking about the battle scars he received just as he was about to wrap up his stint in Mapua, he said with a big smile, “(I have) a lot of remembrances, but they’re not necessarily the trophy I wanted.”
Isit’s collegiate career ends with two Final Four appearances and no semifinals win.
Nonetheless, the Mapua captain said he left his all on the floor. “I can’t say we accomplished what we had set out for, but I definitely gave my all so no regrets there,” he expressed.
Now his time in red and yellow is over and done with, Isit said all he wants is some well-deserved rest. “Maybe a little break, a little vacation, a little getaway,” he said.
He then continued, “But right now I’m about to go to the hospital to get some stiches.”
The 25-year-old then went on to share that he is set to take his talents to the PBA D-League. “Definitely the D-League. I want to play a couple of conferences and then apply for the (PBA) Draft next year,” he said.
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