RR Pogoy's hot hands and Jayson Castro's excitement before the FIBA Asia Cup
Both RR Pogoy and Jayson Castro were supposed to play light minutes for Talk and Text but coach Nash Racela had no choice but to stretch their play time as both FIBA Asia Cup bound players were hot like pancakes.
Winless Alaska was playing really well and was really challenging Talk and Text throughout the game. It was a closely contested ball game that was won during the later part and with the heroics and clutch plays of both Jayson Castro and RR Pogoy.
After the game, Coach Nash Racela was very apologetic to Coach Chot as he wasn't intending to play the two guards with heavy minutes but they wanted to win badly tonight especially after the loss with SMB.
25-year-old RR Pogoy scored 25 points on an 8 of 11 shooting including that dagger 3 late in the game while his partner Jayson Castro added 23 points on a 8 of 15 shooting. Castro also got 10 assists and 9 rebounds.
After the game, the two players were also interviewed. RR Pogoy mentioned that the performance tonight has given him more confidence and was hoping that he can carry it to the FIBA Asia Cup. Jayson Castro, on the other hand, talked about trying to win the games before leaving and shared his excitement playing along with players from other teams and competing for the country.
Gilas Pilipinas' players are scheduled to depart early morning tomorrow as they get set for the tournament which will take place on August 15.