MANILA, Philippines — Overcome with emotion in his comeback from an ACL harm, CJ Cansino vows to be a greater participant subsequent sport within the College of the Philippines’ title-redemption bid within the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball event.
The graduating winger admitted he celebrated an excessive amount of within the baskets he scored and apologized for his actions after sitting out for one yr.
“After the sport, I used to be a bit ashamed as a result of I do know that I’m not that type of participant. I used to be simply blissful as a result of it’s my first sport that’s why I couldn’t management my feelings,” mentioned Cansino in Filipino.
“I used to be like a child who was allowed to exit of the home with out napping. I’m sorry to the followers and coaches for what I did. I’m not that type of particular person. I’ll be higher subsequent sport.”
Cansino drained 5 triples to complete with 19 factors and in addition placed on the ending touches to seal UP’s 68-51 win over Adamson sans Jerom Lastimosa on Sunday at Mall of Asia Enviornment.
“I feel I made these pictures due to the belief of my teammates. They inspired me to maintain taking pictures after I missed my pictures. They gave me the arrogance to do my position,” he mentioned.
The UP captain is coming back from a second ACL harm. He suffered the harm and performed via ache of their Season 84 title run final Could.
“After I was recovering, I began taking pictures. I didn’t let up till I used to be in a position to do defensive drills. I additionally centered on protection as a result of we’re a defensive group,” mentioned Cansino. “Thank God as a result of I used to be in a position to come again. I’m pleased with my return as a result of I used to be in a position to assist my group. I solely have one prayer, I hope to remain wholesome the entire season.”
Cansino additionally relished his management position guiding newcomers Francis Lopez, Janjan Felicilda, Sean Alter, Reyland Torres, and Luis Pablo.
“That they had rookie jitters so I informed them that it’s alright to really feel nervous. We noticed their enchancment through the offseason. We’re blissful that they’re prepared to be guided by us, [seniors],” he mentioned.
UP eyes its second win in opposition to opening day winner College of the East on Wednesday at MOA Enviornment.
“Each sport, for positive, we’re going to actually put together for them. For me, this season, all the colleges are contenders. We’ll actually put together for UE,” Cansino mentioned.