Fellow Falcons picked up Ahanmisi after his scoreless outing
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Oct 22, 2016 09:04 PM
STAND UP. Jerrick Ahanmisi came back with a vengeance following his scoreless outing.
So impressive so far in his first year in the UAAP, Jerrick Ahanmisi crashed back to Earth in Adamson University’s loss to University of the Philippines more than a week ago.
The Rookie of the Year frontrunner scored no points and turned the ball over three times in 25 minute to see his Soaring Falcons fall to the Fighting Maroons. After the loss, he looked nothing but downtrodden.
Talking about what was going through his mind then, he shared with reporters, “I was just thinking about how bad a game I played and how much I let my team down. I did not play as well as I usually do and I felt that I did not help my team.”
Indeed, Ahanmisi’s averages stand at 15.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.3 steals and 1.6 turnovers. And so, without a doubt, his performance then was subpar.
Lucky for him and the faithful over at San Marcelino, the other Falcons did not leave his side. “My teammates told me to forget about the game and just bounce back. My coaches also told be to keep my head up,” he recalled.
That is exactly what the Filipino-American did. “It took a couple of hours, but I just told myself to forget about it and next game, come back and play hard. That’s when I learned to never take a day off and never give up even if I’m having a bad game,” he expressed.
Ahanmisi needs to do just that especially with defenses zoning in on him. “Teams are playing tougher defense on me and I’m not getting as easier looks as I did when I first started. That just comes with all of the expectations,” he said.
He then continued, “I just need to learn how to take that as a challenge and accept it.”
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