Already seen as top three pick in PBA Draft, Isaac Go still vows to keep improving

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 28, 2019 01:41 PM
Already seen as top three pick, Go vows to keep improving
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Isaac Go’s slow and steady rise may very well culminate with him being in the top three of the 2019 PBA Draft.

A 6-foot-8 center with shooting, the Ateneo de Manila University product is, of course, being eyed by all of Columbian, Blackwater, and NLEX - owners of the first to third overall picks in the rookie selection process.

Still, Go says he will take nothing for granted. “There’s pressure that comes with being a projected (top three) pick, but nothing’s set in stone. I’m just going to continue to work hard,” he said.

The 23-year-old posted per game counts of 3.7 points and 3.2 rebounds in his fifth and final year in blue and white.

He had spent the last two years as Ange Kouame’s backup as well as mentor, but before that, he had already proven himself to be a big-time big man in Ateneo’s first title in its three-peat.

Go also towered above all in the 2019 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup where he averaged 9.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.1 assists en route to being hailed as Conference MVP.

With all of that, the Blue Eagle big is nothing but ready and raring for the next step in his career. As he put it, “I’m really excited. I’ve worked hard for the last few years to get to this point.”

He then continued, “It’s my next journey after six years in Ateneo and I’m hopeful for what’s in store.”

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