WHEN Larry Muyang finally became eligible to play for Letran, its fortunes changed for the better.
With Muyang at the helm, the Knights will finally make the Final Four for the first time under the tutelage of third-year coach Jeff Napa and they look like they’re just starting to get stronger.
“Di ko inakala ganito na naman yung magiging laro ko,” said Muyang as he led Letran in clinching a semis seat with a double-double in their 79-61 victory of San Sebastian.
“Kasi siguro dahil din sa practice namin na araw-araw yung go hard lagi kami after training yung mga extra shooting namin, extra free throw namin kaya siguro nagiging succesful laro namin,” he added.
Muyang has given the Knights an added dimension in Season 94 alongside the usual suspects in Bong Quinto and JP Calvo.
In 16 games, Muyang has put up averages of 12.5 points on an ultra-efficient 64.6 shooting clip while adding 8,8 rebounds in just 25 minutes of action for Napa.
After being let-go by La Salle two years ago, Muyang is starting to finally return to his old self and Napa believes that guys like Quinto and Calvo made Muyang’s transition easier.
“Malaking bagay si Larry. Pero malaking bagay yung ginagawa ng mga teammates niya.
Di naman magiging Larry Muyang uli siya kundi dahil sa teammates niya,” said Napa.
“Nung kinuha ko siya sa isang skwelahan down na down, walang kumpyansa. Di lang siya umabot last year. Ok na rin. At least nakpaghandaan niya ngayong season,” he added.
“Malaking tulong talaga kasi nagkaroon kami ng enforcer sa gitna. Talagang magccomplement ng role player na hinahanap ko as a big man para makatulong kay Bong (Quinto) at Toto (Calvo).”
The 6-foot-6 slotman out of Lubao, Pampanga is just grateful for the opportunity to get to play again and be part of Letran’s surge this season.
“Siguro sakin naging daan si coach Jeff para nga dito sa season na to,” Muyang said.
“Kung di dahil sa kumpyansa ni coach Jeff di ko rin magaganito yung laro ko. Lalong lalo na rin sa mga teammates ko,” he added.