FEU’s Orizu admits taking too many steps in highlight dunk
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Oct 01, 2016 10:03 PM
YEAH, I KNOW. Prince Orizu was glad to have gotten away with travelling.
Prince Orizu had for himself a monster jam – against Ben Mbala, no less – in Far Eastern University’s maiden matchup in the UAAP 79 Men’s Basketball.
Unfortunately, it didn’t count as a whistle was blown just as he was going up.
The Cameroonian sure made his monster jam count on Saturday at the MOA Arena. He finished a fastbreak with a thunderous slam to help the Tamaraws finish an easy conquest of University of Sto. Tomas.
Asked about the highlight post-game, Orizu answered, “That’s my first fastbreak this season so I was a little bit nervous. But it’s okay, I was able to put it in.”
Indeed, nerves were evident from the six-foot-eight center as he appeared to take one too many steps prior to his jump. Referees didn’t call it, but replays seem to sing a different tune.
Being a good sport, Orizu acknowledged that he travelled. “Well, like I said to my teammates, ‘If LeBron James can get away with travel(ling), why can’t I,’” he said candidly.
Violation or not, the second-year bug man said he and FEU are only starting to scratch the surface of their potential. “I don’t think we’ve reached our potential yet. We still have a lot to adjust to this year,” he expressed.
He then continued, “But winning three straight is a good boost for us.”
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