NCAA: Frankie Lim's green light gives Jielo Razon confidence in the clutch

Philip Matel on Aug 14, 2018 06:54 PM
Lim's green light gives Razon confidence in the clutch
Those shots are bound to stick with his name for the rest of Razon's collegiate career, all thanks to a confidence booster from none other than head coach Frankie Lim. (FILE PHOTO)

Even as a rookie, Jielo Razon has shown that he can steady the ship.

Tied at 72 with under two minutes to go, Razon took matters into his own hands and drilled two straight triples for the Perpetual Altas to keep the upset-conscious JRU Heavy Bombers at bay and got the 78-72 win at the Filoil Flying V Centre. 

Those shots are bound to stick with his name for the rest of his collegiate career, all thanks to a confidence booster from none other than head coach Frankie Lim.  

"Si coach rin ang nagbibigay ng kumpiyansa, hindi lang sa akin, kundi sa lahat. Lahat naman po kami ready. Alam po namin nira-run namin. Siguro nangyari na yun. Sabi rin ni coach yun, kung open, wala nang hesitate-hesitate," the homegrown Razon said after the game.

Lim previously gave praise to his poised rookie as he has made the most of set plays.

"Great shots, great shots. Our offense keeps our shooters outside opportunities to take open shots. Nasa players lang on how they want to use it. Big shot from a rookie. He's been playing well for the past games."

With the Altas rising to 4-2, Lim acknowledges that the gritty team's wins have never come easy.

"Pero ano, a win is a win. Something remarkable happened in the second half. We had like just two turnovers. And I think we're beginning to take care of the ball. Mas maraming nangyayari."

 

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