Jalalon unsure of future after Arellano's finals loss
Paul Lintag on Oct 12, 2016 05:25 AM
"Hindi pa ako nakakapag-desisyon. Hindi ko pa lama kung anong mangyayari sa buhay ko." --- Jio Jalalon.
After failing to win an NCAA championship for Arellano, the status of Jio Jalalon's amateur playing career is now up in the air.
In the immediate aftermath of their Season 92 loss, Jalalon is still unsure how to move forward in his basketball life.
"Hindi pa ako nakakapag-desisyon. Hindi ko pa lama kung anong mangyayari sa buhay ko," Jalalon said.
The 24-year-old point guard's mind is still in shambles that he's not even sure if he's going to return to Arellano to play in the upcoming NCAA Season 93.
That also means that his pro basketball plans are put on hold for now.
"Hindi ko pa alam kung iiwan ko na yung Arellano kasi napakalaking bagay n naitulong nila sa akin," Jalalon said.
"Hindi ko rin alam kung mag-PBA ako. Kasi iniisip ko rin naman yung family ko, kung paano ko sila bubuhayin," he added.
As for the Chiefs' loss to San Beda in the Season 92 Finals, Jalalon, arguably the best point guard in the college game today, obviously feels the sting of defeat.
"Sobrang nakakasama ng loob kasi natalo kami. Wala naman kaming sisihan, hindi lang talaga para sa Arellano. Wala kaming sisisihin kasi maganda naman ipinakita namin ngayon. Nakarating kami sa goal namin [Finals] pero hindi namin nakuha yung trophy," he said.
Jalalon scored a team-high 19 for the Chiefs, eight in the fourth quarter, but he fouled out with 35 seconds to go.
AU has now lost two of the last three NCAA Finals, both sweeps at the hand of San Beda.
"Darating rin ang araw na makukuha ng Arellano," Jalalon said.
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