PBA: “Blessed” Go excited to work as top pick
Paul Lintag on Dec 16, 2019 06:50 AM
Not only did he leave Ateneo as a 3-time UAAP champion, Go was the top rookie selected in the 2019 PBA Draft. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)
Isaac Go had a pretty great way to end 2019 in terms of basketball.
Not only did he leave Ateneo as a 3-time UAAP champion, Go was the top rookie selected in the 2019 PBA Draft.
More than being the new top rookie though, Go was also the first player drafted to the Gilas Pilipinas pool for the 2023 FIBA World Cup.
“It’s an incredible feeling,” Go said.
“Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine to be in this position. I’m just grateful and I’m excited at this point,” he added.
Coming out of Ateneo, Go wanted to take his talents straight to the PBA.
But with the powers that be deciding to install a new Gilas pool via a special draft, Go’s path to the PBA gets a slight detour as he now has to make a stop for the national team.
It was a surprise for Go for sure, but it was a good one.
“I was in shock, it came as a surprise,” he said.
“It’s always an honor to don the blue and white for the Philippines, there’s no words to describe it. Having it coincide with my plan to enter the PBA, it’s just incredible really. I’m just blessed to have this opportunity,” Go added.
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