Highlights: Against Taiwan, Jayson Castro Shows Why he is Still the Best Point Guard in Asia, 5 Reasons Why
Checking the Blur Lines of Jayson Castro
In the second game of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers, Jayson Castro William, dubbed as the best point guard in Asia proved that he is still the best, carrying out another exemplary performance and making it work when it matters the most. With little reactions on the court, Jayson Castro plays focus and plays well.
Against Taiwan he scored another 20 points, duplicating his performance in Japan where he also played well. But it isn't just the scoring that makes Jayson Castro dangerously good.
Let's take a look at some of his numbers against Taiwan.
1. Great Filed Goal Percentage - 20 Points on 7/12 (58.3%), At 5'10 Jayson Castro isn't the tallest player on the court but he is one of the best in scoring inside and outside. In the game against Taiwan, his outside shooting was struggling but his ability to score in many ways helped him get 20 points.
2. Can do other things - 4 rebounds and 4 assists against Taiwan. Jayson is one of the most versatile players on the court for the Philippines and while he can shoot the lights out, he can also make things happen on both ends of the court. He can pass the ball and can defend.
3. Takes care of the ball well - with only 1 turnover in Japan and Taiwan games, Jayson knows how to take care of the ball and he has done so consistently. While most point guards would turn the ball over more than other players, Jayson is different. In the first two games of the FIBA qualifiers, he was just amazing in taking care of the ball.
4. Knows when to attack - Castro is one of the primary offensive weapons of the Philippines and while the other players knew this already, it seems like they still could not stop the Blur when he wants to score. Against Taiwan, his shot selections were impeccable and his timing could not be greater.
5. Leadership - In the last game, he was vocal and was even suggesting some plays to coach, and rightfully so as he has earned the rights to have a voice in the team. A leader that does not only tell you how it's done but shows you how to do it. A perfect example for other players.
You already know that we love Jayson Castro!