UAAP Finals: Go says St. Francis Xavier may have had a hand in his dagger three

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Dec 03, 2017 09:23 PM
Go says St. Francis Xavier may have had a hand in his dagger
Isaac Go had a little bit of help from high above for his big-time shot in Game 3

Protecting a two-point lead with 48.9 ticks to go on the clock of Game 3 on Sunday, Thirdy Ravena found Isaac Go with a good look.

The six-foot-six Go wasted no time in launching a long-range missile that proved to be the dagger that bore right through the hearts of Ateneo de Manila University’s archrival De La Salle University.

As it turns out, Go may have well have had a little bit of help from high above for his big-time shot. “Actually, it’s the feast of St. Francis Xavier so maybe he had a hand in it,” he said after his clutch make proved to be key in the Blue Eagles’ championship-winning Game 3.

St. Francis Xavier is one of the foremost Jesuits who, in turn, run Ateneo.

More than that, Go also studied high school at Xavier School whose patron is St. Francis Xavier.

Meaning, when it comes to probabilities, the 21-year-old Go may have well have had help from his patron saint from high school to college.

Along with that, of course, Go also deflected credit onto the Blue Eagles’ coaches as well as his teammates. “Everybody thinks I’m clutch, but without the execution of the coaching staff and the recognition of my teammates, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to take the shot in the first place,” he said.

He then continued, “So if you call me clutch, it’s better to say that the team is clutch.”

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