MANILA, Philippines — Mark Nonoy is grateful to new La Salle coach Topex Robinson for slowly bringing again his confidence forward of his last taking part in 12 months within the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball match.
Nonoy, who was as soon as a Juniors MVP and Rookie of the 12 months when he was nonetheless with College of Santo Tomas, felt like he’s going by a rebirth as Robinson continues to carry again his confidence after the sudden drop in his manufacturing for the previous two seasons.
“Ang laki ng pasasalamat ko kay coach,” stated the 5-foot-8 guard whereas holding again tears because the Inexperienced Archers remained unbeaten within the 2023 Filoil EcoOil Preseason Cup. “Tinuruan niya kaming ibalik yung confidence namin kasi all these years, parang nawala yung confidence ko.”
(I’m actually grateful to educate. He’s instructing me to carry again my confidence as a result of all these years I misplaced my confidence.)
Robinson, who was appointed because the Inexperienced Archers coach early this 12 months, sees an uncanny resemblance in his sport from the velocity to the defensive instincts of the La Carlota, Negros Occidental native.
“And the colour, too,” joked the previous PBA participant. “He’s actually thrilling to observe and I’m actually completely satisfied to have him.”
The La Salle coach hopes Nonoy will proceed to construct on his confidence, which can make him among the best guards within the UAAP as we speak.
“The benefit of Mark is his confidence is so essential. He’ll make errors, however it’s OK to make errors. And I inform these to the fellows that in case you have a shot, shoot it with confidence. All of it rubs off from there, that in the event that they’re doing effectively, they make certain to carry the opposite guys with them. He’s considered one of our selfless leaders,” stated Robinson.
As he performs his last UAAP season, Nonoy is decided to show his price and guarantees that he received’t let his group and the La Salle neighborhood down.
“Yung mga kasabayan ko nung Season 82, lahat wala na sa UAAP at nasa ibang bansa na. Pero sa akin, mag-focus lang ako at mag-stick ako dito, na yung kulang sa group ibibigay ko,” he stated. “Lahat ng struggles ko sa household, basketball profession ko, ibubuhos ko na kasi ito na yung final taking part in 12 months ko.”
(My batchmates from Season 82 are not within the UAAP. They’re taking part in abroad. However for me, I’ll stick right here and concentrate on my group. I’ll give my all in my final taking part in 12 months after all of the struggles from my household and basketball profession.)
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