Potts says San Beda should 'let go' of last year's championship
Alvin Laqui on Jul 07, 2017 11:06 AM
START OF SOMETHING NEW. Davon Potts wants last year’s championship run to be the start of even bigger things to come for San Beda.
If you ask San Beda College’s Davon Potts, the Red Lions can only do one thing this year to improve their chances of repeating after their stellar NCAA Season 92 championship run.
“We have to improve by letting it go. That's number one, to be honest,” Potts bared. “Letting it go, meaning we pretty much have to make sure that Season 92 was in the past.”
Potts was quick to re-assure his teammates, however, that Season 92 will always be a shining moment in his life, but he wants it to be a start of even bigger things to come.
To help with that feat, they have to get rid of any shade of complacency and according to Potts, the Red Lions have to separate the two seasons. “Obviously it's a big accomplishment but we have to make sure, maturity-wise that that was last year. This is this year,” he said.
And it looks like the Red Lions are receptive to their sharpshooters’ sound advice.
Last April, the San Beda-backed Cignal Hawkeyes won the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup after powering through the Racal Tile Masters.
Just last month, the Red Lions made noise with a gutsy statement win over the reigning UAAP champions, De La Salle Green Archers in the 2017 FilOil Flying V Preseason Tournament.
“It brings a lot of confidence, especially since we had pretty much the San Beda core in the first conference of the D-League,” Potts said.
“In the NCAA, we just have to keep our chemistry, make sure we share the ball as a team,” he continued, “Make sure that we all have pretty much a level head and make sure we all stick together and anything can happen.”
True enough, with the way they’re sweeping through the competition, the Mendiola-based squad is living by Potts’ words and leaving complacency nowhere near the court because even with those victories, the upcoming NCAA season is still on the top of San Beda’s mind.
“Season 93 is a new beginning for all of us, especially with the new coach so obviously it's a great accomplishment,” he said. “But what I mean by letting go is that we have to make sure that we don't carry that on moving forward.”
“We have to stay humble, stay hungry, stay determined, make sure that we play as a team together,” Potts said.