UAAP 82: UST's Subido on big three vs UP: ''Di siya bad shot, pasok e'
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Oct 16, 2019 08:16 PM
(Photo by Arvin Lim)
University of Sto. Tomas was clinging onto a one-point lead over the University of the Philippines with less than a minute left, Wednesday at MOA Arena.
With the ball in their possession and their shot clock winding down, the Growling Tigers let Renzo Subido go to work.
Subido's chosen workplace? The top of the key. His chosen instrument? The triple.
The graduating guard rose up and then launched a long-range missile that flew over the outstretched arms of Juan Gomez de Liano straight into the net.
Not long after, that shot proved to be the backbreaker for the Fighting Maroons.
And make no mistake, while it was closely contested and wasn't a designed play, it wasn't a bad shot. "'Di siya bad shot - pasok e," Subido told reporters with a chuckle post-game.
He then went on to say that even head coach Aldin Ayo wouldn't say that was a bad shot. As he put it, "Coach Aldin, as long as he sees na ganun yung laro ng player tapos nakikita naman niya sa practice yun, wala siyang qualm about it. If I made it or not, it's on me e."
He then continued, "As a leader, I'm gonna take that chance talaga."
Take that chance, the now 23-year-old did and because of that, he would up with the biggest shot of his young career. "Yes. I can say that was really the biggest shot in my basketball career," he said of the capper to his 13-point, 5-assist-, and 5-rebound effort.
After all, it was a no-brainer that Subido was going to take it upon himself to show the way for young UST. "This is my last year and I just wanna make my last year count. Last year, 5-5 din kami tapos we lost our last four games so ayoko mag-end up ulit sa ganung situation," he said.
He then continued, "I was just conscious to give my best talaga. I didn't wanna let the Thomasian community down."
And with his shot and with this win, the fiery playmaker is only hopeful that he and his teammates can build on this momentum moving forward. "It feels great kasi we badly needed this win. I keep telling my teammates na whatever happens this game will decide the outcome of our season kasi if we win against UP again, it's gonna give us the confidence to compete in our last three games," he said.
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