Pasaol pleased with UE’s campaign despite 3-11 record
Forget the record. Alvin Pasaol is still satisfied with how University of the East fared this UAAP Season 80.
Finishing the year at seventh place with a 3-11 record, the 22-year-old Pasaol couldn’t be more proud with how the Red Warriors competed.
“I’m so happy with our run. Even though we’re at the bottom of the standings, I’m happy with the way we fought on the court,” he said.
“I’m grateful that I had the chance to play with our graduating players like (Mark) Olayon, (Clark) Derige, and (Rey) Acuño. I wouldn’t be where I am if not for the trust of my teammates.”
Pasaol ended his sophomore year with UE on a four-game losing streak, the last of which an 85-88 defeat to University of Santo Tomas on Sunday.
But the 6-foot-3 swingman is sticking to the positives in his breakout season, with the brightest moment his 49-point outburst against La Salle.
“I’m happy that I was able to break the record of my idols in the PBA. But again, I’m thankful for them because they gave me so much trust,” he said.
Pasaol’s performance may have very well landed him in the roster of awardees this year, but he maintained that he’s not content with his showing, noting that just like the rest of Red Warriors, he’ll continue working hard in the offseason.
“That’s the lesson we got this year, that we need to continue the hard work in everything we do. If you can give more than 100-percent, you should give it your all,” he said. “I know I have to work hard because if I won’t perform, the team won’t play well. I have to push myself on everything on the court.”
Pasaol also said he’s eyeing a stint in the PBA D-League this season.
“I’ll work on applying in the D-League and improving there,” he said.
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