UAAP: Alvin Pasaol just bested Terrence Romeo's season scoring mark

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 10, 2018 05:47 PM
UAAP: Pasaol just bested Romeo's season scoring mark
Alvin Pasaol will average 22.9 points in UAAP Season 81 - even if he goes scoreless in UE's last game

University of the East’s campaign in the UAAP 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament hasn’t gone as planned.

Still, Alvin Pasaol has done the best to make the most of it.

After the first round of eliminations, the burly forward was on pace for a second straight selection to the Mythical Team.

And on Saturday at the Araneta Coliseum, he assured himself of having the highest scoring average for a single player in a single season since 2003.

With 24 points, Pasaol will average 22.9 points through the season – even if he goes scoreless in their last game against National University.

That mark will be better than the 22.2 average Terrence Romeo set five years ago.

“Na-surprise din ako na nalampasan ko si Terrence,” Pasaol told reporters post-game. “Pero credit lang talaga sa teammates ko kasi sobrang tiwala sila sa akin na kaya kong umiskor, na kaya ko both ends, opensa at depensa.”

And with UE trudging through another season spent at the bottom of the standings, the third-year offensive dynamo said he would take anything, anything at all, that could up their morale. “Gusto ko lang makita yung teammates ko na masaya sila, masaya silang maglaro. Sharing the ball lang kami kaya sobrang saya ko na shine-share nila yung bola sa akin,” he said.

That doesn’t mean, however, that the Red Warriors aren’t determined to take down the Bulldogs a week from now. “Kahit eliminated na kami, sa isip namin, kaya pa rin namin. Ipu-push pa rin naming manalo pa rin para memorable pa rin yung last game,” he said.


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