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Finals hero Isaac Go says entire Ateneo team is ‘clutch’

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 11:47 PM December 03, 2017

Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Isaac Go has displayed many attributes that make him not just a good basketball player, but also as a better human being.

And one of those is his humility.

“I’m just lucky to get an opportunity to play for Ateneo,” said Go after producing another one of his late-game heroics in the Blue Eagles’ 88-86 title-clincher over De La Salle in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball finals Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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Go sunk the dagger three with 24.7 seconds left in the game that gave Ateneo the 85-80 lead, making the play his fourth clutch moment in the playoffs of the UAAP.

His first two came in the Final Four in their 88-84 win over Far Eastern University when he sent the game to overtime with a three-pointer and the other one was an improbable kneeling shot in the extra frame.

The third was in the first game of the championship round when he converted on a three-point play that closed out Ateneo’s 76-70 victory.

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And Go’s greatest shot in Season 80 came in the feast day of St. Francis Xavier, the co-founder of the Society of Jesus with St. Ignatius De Loyola.

“I hit one today, and it was actually the feast day of St. Francis Xavier so maybe he had a hand in it,” said Go, who drilled the three-pointer off a Thirdy Ravena pass.

READ: Clutch Go delivers anew for Blue Eagles

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“Everybody thinks I’m clutch because I’m making shots at that moment but without the execution of the coaching staff, without their brains, and without the recognition of my teammates, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to take the shot in the first place. So if you call me clutch, it’s better to say the team is clutch.”

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