L-Jay Gonzales got loyalty for FEU inside his DNA
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Mar 20, 2018 07:07 PM
L-Jay Gonzales stayed true to his word and will still wear green and gold
Kai Sotto and Evan Nelle were the co-MVPs in the 2018 SLAM Rising Stars for leading Team Punks to victory.
However, it was a player from the other side who opened the most eyes.
L-Jay Gonzales impressed on the biggest of stages and under the brightest of lights last Sunday at the Gatorade Hoops Center in Mandaluyong.
And all of University of the Philippines coach Bo Perasol, University of Sto. Tomas coach Aldin Ayo, and yes, Far Eastern University coach Olsen Racela were left in awe at what the 5-foot-10 was doing.
What was he doing, you ask?
Well, just things like this:
Just as he did in leading the Baby Tamaraws to a championship in 2017, Gonzales once again left his all on the floor and became a big-time game-changer. “Ako, lalaban nang patayan kung patayan. Sinasabi ko lagi sa sarili ko na dapat parang last game ko na,” he shared, after winding up with 14 points, seven assists, and six rebounds.
That’s exactly why the 19-year-old’s skills and attitude should do nothing but excite the faithful over at Morayta.
Gonzales committed to stay in FEU about a month ago and has already been practicing with Tamaraws.
And even though he could only continue opening eyes, he pledged loyalty to the school which gave him his big break. As he put it, “Ako po, loyal po talaga. Kung saan ako nanggaling, dun po ako,” he said.
He then continued, “Kaya para sa akin po, ang hirap na iiwan yung FEU. Siya na nagpagaling sa akin kaya sa kanya na talaga ako mag-stay.”
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