No jitters at all for rookie hotshot Caracut

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 06, 2015 04:58 PM
No jitters at all for rookie hotshot Caracut
COOL-HEADED. Josh Caracut did not seem fazed at all in his first game in the UAAP Seniors division.

De La Salle University got tested right from the beginning of the 78th Season of the UAAP Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Even more so for its highly-touted crop of first-year players who got their first taste of collegiate action against defending champions National University.

However, the spotlight didn’t seem to shine too bright at all for one particular rookie as it was Josh Caracut who played the most minutes among all players. The former San Beda High School stud was on the floor for 32 minutes – more than Jeron Teng (31), Jason Perkins (31), and Thomas Torres (26).

Even more good news for the Green Archers is that Caracut did not disappoint coach Juno Sauler’s trust and turned in 13 points built on three triples to go along with three assists. 

Asked how he looks as confident as he was when he was tearing up the NCAA Juniors division, the rookie said, “Pina-practice naman kasi namin yung mga yun. Wala along ginagawang kakaiba, kung ano lang sabi ni coach.”

However, Caracut admitted that, of course, he wasn’t absolutely immune from rookie jitters. “Nung una, kinakabahan ako. Hanggang naka-adjust na ako nang naka-adjust,” he said.

More than building on his individual stats, the first-year DLSU player said he knows he just needs to contribute in any way he can. “As long as nakatulong ako sa team, dun ako masaya,” he said.


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