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    Bong Quinto admits 'hasty' transfer plan a mistake, vows to regain Letran's trust

    Jul 9, 2017
    Bong Quinto is hoping to play a significant role in pushing the Knights back to the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament. Jerome Ascano 

    BONG Quinto admitted to a lapse in judgement when he made the rash decision of moving to another school a few days before the NCAA season, but is now eager to regain the trust of the Knights and the Letran community.

    The Knights swingman had been linked to moves to La Salle, along with veteran point guard JP Calvo, which would have reunited the two with former Letran mentor Aldin Ayo, now a champion UAAP coach.

    “Sa akin, sobrang bilis ng pangyayari. Masyado kong inisip yung opportunity na binigay sa akin na di ko na inisip yung team, yung coaches namin, yung school. Kumbaga, sarili ko na lang ang inisip ko. Oo naman. Kailangan namin ipakita na deserving kami makabalik sa team,” he continued.

    “Muntik na namin sila talikuran, muntik na namin iwanan yung school. Siguro yun lang, kailangan namin ipakita sa school kung ano talaga kami sa team.”

    [See Bong Quinto to sit out NCAA season, Calvo may follow suit, say sources]

    Now Quinto hopes to play a significant role as the Knights try to return to the Final Four after missing out last year.

    “Sa akin, tapos na ang nangyari. Focus ko ngayon is mabalik ang tiwala nila coach sa akin at mga teammates ko. Kahapon (Friday), tinapos na namin yung issue. Tinapos na namin lahat. Nag-practice na kami kanina,” said Quinto.

    “Tinanggap naman nila kami, ni Calvo. Nagpapasalamat kami sa mga coaches namin, sa mga teammates namin, sa Rector, kay Fr. Vic (Calvo), sa Letran community, na tinanggap nila kami kahit may mga desisyon kaming ginawa na di nila alam,” he added.

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    This is a second chance that Quinto vows not to waste.

    “Siguro this week sobrang hirap sa buhay ko. Yung career ko, nakasalalay na. Kumbaga sinandal ko na kila Fr. Vic, lalo na kay coach Jeff kasi tinanggap pa rin nya ako. Ang dami ko ng kasalanan na ginawa sa kanya.”

    [See 'Heavily recruited' Quinto, Calvo staying put at Letran]

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