Sat. Feb 24th, 2024

La Salle guard Mark Nonoy.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.web

MANILA, Philippines — Mark Nonoy heeded La Salle coach Topex Robinson’s name to only maintain taking pictures which led to his finest recreation but within the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball match.

The graduating guard shot the lights out, hitting 7-of-11 from past the arc to complete with 25 factors in La Salle’s 86-76 win over College of the East for its sixth straight win on Sunday at Sensible Araneta Coliseum.

“Bago mag-start yung recreation kanina sinabi sa akin ni coach Topex na kapalan ko lang ang mukha ko. So ginawa ko lang kung ano ang sinabi niya. Pasalamat ako kasi parang nakuha ko ang respeto niya and yung tiwala niya,” Nonoy stated after the sport.

The previous UAAP Rookie of the Yr caught hearth within the fourth quarter, the place he scored 12 factors to maintain UE at bay and assist La Salle tighten its maintain on the third place with a 9-3 document and a shot at a twice-to-beat incentive.

Nonoy additionally attributed his stellar displaying to his teammates, particularly Kevin Quiambao, who fed him for these three-pointers.

“Hindi ko naman makukuha ang confidence ko kundi dahil sa coaches at teammates ko. Sila ang nagpapalakas ng loob ko na prepared lang lagi,” he stated.


Robinson lauded Nonoy for embracing no matter position he’s given each recreation.

“While you outline the staff,  I actually admire the belief of Mark.  I don’t know in the event you discover he’s actually not taking part in plenty of minutes all through the season however we didn’t hear something from him. Truly, once I instructed him yesterday that he’s gonna begin, he stated that it’s okay even he shall be a third-stringer.  That’s how a lot he actually believes in what we do,” stated the La Salle coach. “He deserves to actually have this recreation for him as a result of going additional down the season we want all people to actually contribute.”

As La Salle fights for the Ultimate 4 incentive in its final two elimination video games, Robinson seeks to convey out Nonoy’s deadly 4 heading to the semifinals.

“We wanna convey again that Mark Nonoy that basically gave plenty of our followers enjoyable to look at. He simply confirmed it. I’m so pleased for Mark and I do know that he’ll proceed to develop and attempt to assist this staff in any method that he can,” Robinson stated.

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