There's still time for Chauca, Ahanmisi to prove they're best shooters in UAAP 82
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Oct 07, 2019 01:10 PM
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In the earlygoing of the UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Tournament, Adamson University could have very well boasted of having two of the best shooters.
In Val Chauca and Jerrick Ahanmisi, the Soaring Falcons had the second and third-ranked sharpshooters in their backcourt.
Through six games, Chauca had 16 total triples and a 32 percent shooting clip from deep while Ahanmisi had 15 total triples and a 31.3 shooting mark from downtown.
That is exactly why the two of them had more than enough confidence to claim they are the best shooters in all of the league.
"I think I'm the best shooter in the league, but I think I can improve even more," Chauca said then. "If you wanna be the best in the world, that's I work on every day."
He then furthered that also goes for his running mate in Ahanmisi. As he put it, "The competition only makes both of us better. I just wanna win, after all and as long as we win, I'm happy."
Two games later, though, the two have only been missing the mark.
In Adamson's loss to Far Eastern University to finish the first round, Chauca went 6-of-20 and Ahanmisi went 4-of-16 from the field.
To start the second round, they suffered another setback, this one to University of the East, which saw Chauca go 4-of-13 and Ahanmisi go 4-of-17 from the field.
And so, in the last two games, the two have combined for an overall 18-of-66.
Still, both Chauca and Ahanmisi are not about to stop shooting. "It's all about our shot selection so we just got to get to the gym more. At the end of the day, we just got to make shots," the former said.
He then continued, "It's very simple - just got to make shots."
Ahanmisi only shared the same sentiment. "For me, it doesn't really bother me I'm shooting bad. Being how I am, I'm always gonna keep on shooting," he said.
He then continued, "And for me and Val, we just got to get that out of our minds that we're shooting bad. We're gonna keep on shooting and eventually, they're gonna have to go in the basket."
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