RK Ilagan ready, raring to be San Sebastian's leading man in NCAA 96

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Dec 30, 2019 03:26 PM
RK Ilagan ready, raring to be Baste's leading man in NCAA 96
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San Sebastian College-Recoletos will no longer have Allyn Bulanadi as its main man for next year.

That means the Golden Stags will now have RK Ilagan as their one and only top gun.

In a way, that's actually good news for the Recto-based squad as assuming leadership is just the final step in the continued development of their prized playmaker.

And the even better news? He's nothing but ready and raring to put San Sebastian on his back - because he knows full well his teammates will be right beside him. "Sa akin naman, 'di ko pine-pressure sarili ko kasi alam naman naming as a team kami maglalaro. Sa akin lang, dadagdagan ko lang yung pagiging tough kasi next year, panigurado mas magiging madiin pa sa akin yung mga depensa," he said.

And this early, Ilagan is already showing he has moved forward in terms of leadership. As he put it, "Nakikita ko namang ngayon pa lang, yung mga bata, sumusunod sa akin. Masaya yung puso ko na sumusunod naman sila sa akin."

He then continued, "Pero siyempre, next year, kailangang mas didiin pa. Yung leadership ko, kailangang talagang tumaas pa."

And in terms of on-court production, the to-be-graduating guard only vows to keep going all-out. "Sa akin lang, gagawin ko lang yung best ko. Last season ko na so mag-eextra time, magdo-double time pa ako," he said.

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