The date was irrelevant. All that mattered then was that the UST Growling Tigers needed a basket and their fate was in the hands of Renzo Subido.
If your season is in the balance, the finals an arm’s reach away, there’s not a lot of names you’d want with the ball.
“During those dying seconds of the game, the first thing I did was to look at Coach Aldin, waiting for instructions. But we only had eye contact and a connection that gave me that cue to decide on the play and take the last shot. I’m just really grateful for Coach Aldin for giving me the trust and the confidence in that last play,” Renzo told SLAM Philippines.
“I could say that was the biggest shot I have ever made in my whole college career.”
Renzo Subido on the Last Time He Took UST to the Finals:
“I felt so relieved knowing that UST got back to the finals despite falling short in getting that championship. I felt that our young team overachieved, and that we went beyond everybody’s expectations. Real hard work, commitment, and unselfishness from the management, coaches and staff, and us players brought us to the finals.
We lost to Ateneo, but our young team lost to a formidable, well-coached, and experienced Ateneo team.
It felt great knowing that I brought joy and pride to the UST community. I am also grateful to the UST community for their relentless support to our team.”
(Typography by Peter Andrew Prado; Art by Aljan Cuya)