Fun-loving Perkins will be all business on the court for La Salle
Tricia Robredo on Aug 31, 2015 09:47 AM
“That last game, the last shot was on me. I don’t really want that to be my last picture of a La Sallian form. So hopefully, we can try to finish it off this year.” --- Jason Perkins
While everyone else brought their jerseys and their latest shoes for the UAAP 78 men’s basketball photo shoot, Green Archer Jason Perkins carried with him one extra prop – his ukulele.
As he patiently waited for his turn to be photographed, the hefty lefty kept playing music. We found out later on that he also plays the guitar and the piano, and that this is his way of de-stressing (apart from playing DOTA, of course).
“I’m an easy, fun-loving guy. I try not to take things too seriously off the court. Life is short. I’d like to have a good time no matter what I’m doing.”
He does know, however, that he needs to mean business when it comes to basketball. Especially now that Arnold Van Opstal is gone from the lineup, Jason feels that he needs to be the one to set the tone. “I need to have good ethics and that hard-working mentality. I hope that spreads to the whole team.”
As to how he and the rest of the Archers are taking the departure of their former teammate, Jason says, “It’s weird that he’s gone. He was here since my first year. It’s hard but we can’t do anything about it anymore. We really can’t afford to think about the thing we can’t control.”
A few months ago, it was actually also rumored that he won’t be suiting up for DLSU anymore. Now he shared a pretty sentimental reason for his decision to stay. “Pretty much because I came here with Thomas (Torres) and Jeron (Teng). I’d like to leave with them as well.”
More than that, the heartbreak from Season 77 remains very fresh in his memory. “That last game, the last shot was on me. I don’t really want that to be my last picture of a La Sallian form. So hopefully, we can try to finish it off this year.”