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NCAA: Rookie Rafael Moves On In Letran’s Crucial Victory


Fran Yu Rafael Goes NCAA Letran

Letran’s Rafael Go (25 years old) and Fran Yu chat during the game against San Sebastian in the NCAA Season 98 men’s basketball tournament. NCAA PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines-The return of Brent Paraiso and Louie Sangalang is definitely a hit for Letran on Wednesday.

But the Knights also gained support from their rookie Rafael Go in 77-69 win over San Sebastian Stags.

Go, a player from Chiang Kai-shek College, scored 11 points from all five attempts from the field, while also picking up two rebounds and two assists.

“I just took the opportunity given to me by my coaches. They always tell me that once the opportunity comes, I should take it because it may not come again,” said Go, who came back after not scoring for five minutes in the Lyceum loss on Sunday. .

“Losing two games in a row is a huge motivator because it started in reality, we all talked and we said we don’t want to lose again,” he added.

Letran’s head coach Bonnie Tan was full of praise for the 21-year-old and his other rookies.

“As coaches, we need players and resources for the battle. That’s what I tell my rookies because we lost a few veterans. Little by little, they reciprocate the trust we have in them,” Tan said.

Kobe Monje, another rookie, finished with 10 points and three pounds.

“In our future games, I hope I can use them again and they can deliver like this again,” said Tan.

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