UST's Renzo Subido comes back with a vengeance as Player of the Week
ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 17, 2018 01:00 PM
Renzo Subido only heeded the call of new head coach Aldin Ayo and so, shot his way to the Player of the Week plum
Renzo Subido has always been told to keep on shooting.
And shoot, he did.
Even when the 22-year-old couldn't find the bottom of the net, UST mentor Aldin Ayo wouldn't bat an eyelash knowing that when his young gun's shots finally drop only good things could happen for the Growling Tigers.
Those are the kinds of risks you make when you look at this UAAP Season 81 as a rebuilding year.
It wouldn't hurt, too, if that gamble nets UST victories, just like how it did this past week in a 76-74 shocker over playoff hopeful FEU for its first win in the tourney.
And in the middle of that conquest? No one else but Subido, who went on a 4-of-9 shooting from downtown to lead the Growling Tigers with 18 points, two rebounds, and an assist in the upset.
What a way for him to bounce back from his horror opening day showing against NU, where he shot 2-of-10 from beyond the arc and 5-of-24 from the field.
"Yung last game na yun, we were able to get or shots pero hindi lang pumapasok," the 5-foot-9 guard said. "Pero alam namin na magiging maayos pa ang laro namin and we just have to trust each other at magtiwala sa sistema."
For his efforts, Subido was hailed as the Chooks-to-Go/UAAP Press Corps Player of the Week.
He edged out Ateneo's Thirdy Ravena, UP's Juan Gomez de Liano, and FEU's Prince Orizu for the award given out by writers from print and online portals covering the beat.
Subido's stellar week is further proof that you miss 100-percent of the shots you don't take, but Ayo said that his no-hesitation rule isn't limited to just his fourth-year shooter.
"It's not only for Renzo. It's for all the players," he said. "I always tell them that if you're free, take the shot as long as it's in the play. Be responsible and make sure we execute our plays."