Amid career season, Lee unsatisfied as UST continues to struggle
It’s no secret that University of Santo Tomas is the picture of futility in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.
That 0-8 record encapsulates everything that is wrong about the Growling Tigers.
And even though Marvin Lee has been producing career numbers, he can’t help but think about the good of the team.
“So far I’m happy with my performance but I am in no way contented with it because we haven’t won a game,” said Lee in Filipino Wednesday after UST lost to University of the Philippines, 71-69.
Lee is averaging 13.5 points, 3.75 rebounds, and 3.5 assists for UST, the first time in his career that he broke the 10-point average with both of his rebound and assist marks career-highs.
“We haven’t registered a single win so I know I still have to improve because even if I produce quality numbers and we’re still losing, my games won’t matter to me.”
Lee and the Tigers could’ve walked out of Smart Araneta Coliseum with a 1-7 record if only he converted one of his, potential, game-winners in the final seconds.
The third year guard had a clear shot from the top of the key in his first attempt but the ball bounced in and out of the rim with about two seconds left in the game clock.
His second was far more difficult as he only had a fraction of a second to get it off.
“I felt that my shot would’ve went in, because whe I released it the ball had the perfect trajectory,” said Lee who finished with 17 points, six rebounds, and four assists. “When it bounced out I thought to myself that this game wasn’t for us.”