First-timer Caracut calls Ateneo-DLSU crowd ‘wild’
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Oct 04, 2015 09:13 PM
WILD ONES. Andrei Caracut said Ateneo-DLSU was on a different level from San Beda-Letran.
With a 17, 728-strong crowd trading chants of “Animo La Salle” and “One Big Fight,” highly-touted rookie Andrei Caracut turned in his most ineffective performance in the UAAP 78 Men’s Basketball Tournament.
He admitted as much to ABS-CBN Sports in saying, “Marami akong mali ngayon. Sana next round, mas composed na ako.”
The De La Salle University guard, considered this year’s best recruit coming out of high school, only had six points in terrible 18 percent shooting in his first taste of the country’s most heated rivalry. This, after averaging 11.6 points in 36.1 percent shooting in his first six games.
Caracut shared that much of his game getting thrown off had to do with the mammoth audience surrounding him. “Grabe. ‘Di ko talaga in-expect na sobrang wild ng crowd,” he said.
The fact that this is what the former star of the San Beda College Red Cubs, who has played in his fair share of huge games, was thinking only reinforces the special aura of the Ateneo-DLSU rivalry. “Ibang-iba yung atmosphere sa UAAP,” he said.
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