CHRIS Ross knows very well how strong this Gilas Pilipinas squad is.
That's why instead of joining the scoring parade, he's setting his sights on a different goal: to remain scoreless for the entirety of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
"Yup," he answered when asked about the matter after the Philippines' 110-58 trouncing of Singapore on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The two-time PBA Defensive Player of the Year is showing everyone that he doesn't need to put the ball through the hoop to make an impact for the team, finishing the game with 10 assists, five rebounds, one steal, and one block.
In fact, Ross was bummed that he had to take a three at the 8:35 mark of the third quarter, saying, "I shouldn't have taken that one."
Lucky for him, it missed.
With his scoring bucket still empty, the San Miguel guard is aiming to keep things that way while making everyone happy and helping Gilas Pilipinas get the gold.
"We just have to be the best version of ourselves, not just for us, but for the whole country," he said.