NOTHING EASY: Potts makes his NCAA exit on top
Paul Lintag on Nov 16, 2017 09:06 PM
"This is a testament to show that no matter what you go through, no matter how much you have to go through, you can always bounce back." --- Davon Potts.
After winning back-to-back NCAA championships, Davon Potts will have some time to celebrate before he makes the transition to the PBA.
Potts, drafted by the Alaska Aces a couple of weeks ago, says that he doesn't have to report to his new team right away especially after him and the rest of the San Beda Red Lions completed a Finals sweep of the Lyceum Pirates Thursday for the NCAA Season 93 title.
"I just texted coach Alex Compton right now, it's funny. He said report on Monday," Potts said after he officially wrapped his San Beda career with yet another ring.
After bursting to the scene last season as the Red Lions' "Mr. Fourth Quarter", Potts had a relatively pedestrian second season with San Beda.
It showed because his draft stock dropped so hard the Aces landed him late in the second round, a steal according to a lot of people.
Still, despite an okay regular season, Potts saved his best for last in the Finals, helping the Red Lions take down the 18-0 Pirates.
He averaged a solid 15 points a game in the Finals, a reliable third option behind the clutch Robert Bolick and Finals MVP Donald Tankoua.
"I have mixed feelings. I mean, it was really hard for me this year," he said.
"It's a combination of character and attitude. I keep a lot of things at the back of my mind with my history with San Beda, I owe it to them for bringing me here. Just making sure that we live the legacy and continue the championship [tradition]. Make sure we have that winning culture here," Potts added.
Winning a championship, Potts says that staying at San Beda was worth it. Even if he had some struggles along the way.
"This is a testament to show that no matter what you go through, no matter how much you have to go through, you can always bounce back," he said
"That is a testament to all the people that look up to me and make sure that nothing is easy, you have to earn it," Potts added.
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