Parker proud of Tamaraws: ‘We never stopped, we never quit’
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 22, 2017 09:24 PM
FULL CHARGE. Jasper Parker will be back - stronger, wiser, better - for one more season for FEU.
Fourth-seed Far Eastern University came oh so close to toppling top-seed Ateneo de Manila University on Wednesday.
And it was all because of Jasper Parker.
The first-year point guard totaled 19 points, four rebounds, two assists, and two steals.
It was also his layup and two free throws that put the Tamaraws on top by three with 14.5 ticks to go in regulation.
Unfortunately for Morayta, all of those wasn’t enough as Isaac Go and Matt Nieto saved the day for the blue and white.
And so, Parker played one of his best games only to come up short. “It hurts. This loss, it hurts. We had the game in the fourth quarter, but it just came down to the last seconds,” he told reporters post-game.
Still, the former Southwestern University star opted to see the silver lining. “Things happen for a reason. The outcome is just what it is, but I’m just proud of the guys for this game and for the whole season,” he said.
He then continued, “We never stopped. We never quit.”
The 23-year-old will be back for one more season for FEU – and he will be stronger and wiser and better. “Offseason starts now. Tomorrow, I’ll get some work in already,” he said.
He then continued, “It’s time to get better for next season.”
And rest assured, his game today is only a glimpse of what’s to come for him and his team. “I’m proud of what I did this year. I was definitely trying to create for my teammates and that’s what a point guard should do,” he said.
He then continued, “Overall, I’m proud of what I did, but there is still a lot to improve on.”
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