RK Ilagan, Baste plotting revenge on Letran in NCAA 96

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 10, 2020 03:16 PM
RK Ilagan, Baste plotting revenge on Letran in NCAA 96
(Photo by Arvin Lim)

RK Ilagan has one thing and one thing only in his mind come his last year for San Sebastian College-Recoletos.

"Sa akin po talaga, gusto ko pong bumawi sa kanila," he said in last Friday's The Prospects Pod, referring to fellow guest Fran Yu. "Sila po (nagtanggal sa amin e) so sana mabigyan po kami ng chance talagang makabawi sa kanila."

In NCAA 95, Colegio de San Juan de Letran got the better of Ilagan and the Golden Stags in the first rung of the stepladder playoffs.

The Knights would go on to boot out Lyceum of the Philippines University and best San Beda University en route to the championship.

Through that charge, they left in their wake several tantalizing talents such as Season MVP Calvin Oftana, "Bandana Bros." James Canlas and Evan Nelle, and Marcelino twins Jaycee and Jayvee.

Among all them, however, it's apparently Ilagan who's still hurting the worst.

And why wouldn't he as he turned in a career game only to be eliminated. "Lahat po yun, tsamba. Shumu-shoot kahit hagis-hagis lang," he said, recalling his 36-point outburst in that loss.

He then continued, "Samin lang po doon, parang ayaw ko lang po talaga magpatalo kasi siyempre, last year na ni [Allyn] Bulanadi at [Aljon] Capobres."

And that is exactly why come Season 95, RK Ilagan and the rest of Baste will be running and gunning for Letran - what a great game that will be.

---

Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo.

Latest News