MANILA, Philippines—Reigning MVP Will Gozum stated it was robust to see School of St. Benilde endure a heartbreaking opening loss to Lyceum when he might’ve made an enormous distinction had he been obtainable for his group.
Gozum wasn’t there for the Blazers of their 85-81 setback after serving a one-game suspension following his ejection in Sport 3 of final 12 months’s finals.
“I didn’t watch as a result of I used to be suspended and I couldn’t be within the venue. It was saddening too as a result of there was no stay, recreation wasn’t telecast so I requested for updates from alumni,” stated Gozum.
“After I discovered that we misplaced, it was robust as a result of it was our first recreation so our morale dipped however we rapidly huddled up after that.”
Gozum additionally discovered a tweet posted by his coach Charles Tiu following the loss that learn, “We suck. So overrated” which served as additional motivation for the large man.
“For me, it’s simply motivation. It’s nothing private so we’ll simply show everybody improper and present that we are able to compete,” Gozum stated.
That’s precisely what occurred on Friday with Gozum flashing his MVP kind with 18 factors and 11 rebounds in his return to push Benilde previous Jose Rizal College in additional time, 93-85, in a rugged encounter.
Gozum and the Blazers attempt to get a streak going towards San Beda on Sunday.