MANILA, Philippines—L-Jay Gonzales’ UAAP profession didn’t finish the best way he would’ve needed to on Saturday.
Gonzales fouled out within the dying seconds of Far Japanese College’s 57-53 loss to College of Santo Tomas and went again to the bench with a towel hanging over his head.
However don’t let the cameras idiot you. Behind that look of unhappiness and despair was pleasure since he completed his collegiate profession with the alma mater he loves.
“I had a lot pleasure blended with a bit little bit of unhappiness as a result of I gained’t have the ability to return right here within the UAAP however I’m completely satisfied that I completed the season properly regardless of my accidents. I selected to play as a result of I needed to share what I’ve within the UAAP,” stated Gonzales.
“I’m completely satisfied that my coaches helped me they usually’re all the time there to provide me some recommendation and I’m grateful for the FEU group.”
Gonzales didn’t have a colourful UAAP conclusion after ending with solely 4 factors. However he did gather six rebounds, 4 assists, three steals and a block.
Nonetheless, his subpar efficiency didn’t hamper his exit realizing the Tamaraws fought till the tip earlier than they had been overwhelmed by the worst group within the league.
Gonzales was additionally happy with FEU’s younger weapons.
“I simply informed them to provide their greatest as a result of profitable is already of their minds and I do know that they need to play for me and our coaches,” stated Gonzales.
Coach Denok Miranda additionally shared his sentiments about Gonzales’ departure.
Miranda stated he wished he had extra time to take Gonzales underneath his wing.
“I want we had extra years collectively so I can train him my expertise as a result of the time we had was actually not sufficient,” stated Miranda, who gained a pair of UAAP titles in 2003 and 2004 as one in every of FEU’s stars.
“He simply began working towards for me final August as a result of he had simply come off an harm so I couldn’t train him every part I knew. He solely discovered extra from me within the second spherical.”
Along with his UAAP days over, Gonzales will now totally concentrate on his full restoration as he’s set to bear process to take away bone spurs in his proper knee.
“For now, I’ll have the bone spurs in my knee eliminated, then rehab however after that, I don’t know but. Let’s see.”
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