NCAA Finals: Mocon leaves San Beda as one thing and one thing only – a winner

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 12, 2018 08:38 PM
Mocon leaves San Beda as one thing only – a winner
Javee Mocon has done nothing but win throughout his time in San Beda

Javee Mocon has won six championships wearing red and white.

He was a two-time champion while playing for San Beda High School and on Monday at the MOA Arena, became a four-time champion for San Beda University.

Without a doubt, he has cemented a place alongside Baser Amer as a winner whether it be as a Red Cub or a Red Lion. “It’s always in the program ng San Beda na from high school to college, intact pa rin,” he told reporters post-game.

Alongside team glory, the versatile forward could now also call himself a Finals MVP both in the Juniors and the Seniors.

Brilliant all throughout the Red Lions sweep of Lyceum of the Philippines University in the NCAA 94 Finals, he was hailed as the Finals MVP. “Actually, ‘di ko naman iniisip na mag-MVP. Ginagawa ko lang yung part ko sa team tapos yung MVP, darating na lang yan,” he shared.

He then continued, “Fortunately lang, dumating nga siya.”

Nobody could question that as his per game counts of 15.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.0 blocks, and 2.0 assists were, without a doubt, a big part of his team’s 22nd championship overall and 11th in the last 13 years.

For Mocon himself, though, all of that was just a product of his hard work.

And now, he heads into the 2018 PBA Draft as a six-time champion in red and white – unquestionably, a winner through and through.

Still, more than the winning tradition, the departing San Beda lifer said that the school and its community would be the things he would miss the most. “Yung going to San Beda, yun yung maalala ko lagi. Yung mga tao rin dun,” he said.

Whatever it is, Javee, you have done nothing but make the lions’ den proud.

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