Jeo Ambohot haunts former team as Chiefs castoff propels Knights to thrilling victory
Jeo Ambohot says he was eager to prove his worth as he took on the Chiefs, but noted that first thing in his mind is to help the Knights win regardless who they play. Dante Peralta

VIRTUALLY absent in Letran's past two games, Jeo Ambohot regained his shooting touch at a perfect time as he led the Knights to a thrilling victory over the Arellano Chiefs, a team where he languished in the reserves.

The 6-foot-6 forward out of Compostela Valley spent three years in Arellano's Team B before moving to Letran two years ago.

After spending a year in residency and playing behind Jom Sollano and Felix Apreku last season, Ambohot is making his mark.

He couldn't have picked out a perfect timing for his monster game as he delivered 15 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks as Letran defeated Arellano.

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"Yun, parang motivation na rin yun na ganun nga, na parang tinanggal ako doon, natanggal kasi ako doon sa Arellano. Tapos parang kinuha ulit nila tapos umalis na ako, pumunta na ako ng Letran," said Ambohot who said that he remains good friends with most of the Arellano players.

"Parang sinasabi ko sa sarili ko na kung sila yung makalaban namin, ipapakita ko yung best ko," he added. 

Arellano head coach Jerry Codinera obviously felt bad getting burned by their old reserve, but said he's happy to see Ambohot's development with coach Jeff Napa. 

"Three years sa amin yan. I'm just happy for him. He's really better with Letran. Ganda ng improvement. Double double. Matalino yung bata at magaling," he added. 

While Ambohot admits that there's added motivation upon playing the Chiefs, he still attributes his improved play to the hard work that he's putting in practices, day in and day out. 

"Siguro dahil doon sa practice namin na araw-araw, go hard lang ng go hard tsaka extra shooting."

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