GILAS cadet and former San Beda Red Lions star Garvo Lanete has become a hot topic on different social media sites because a video he posted of his three-point shooting practice has become popular online.
Lanete, who is set to declare for the 2015 PBA Rookie Draft, posted on his Facebook a page a video of him making 23 successive three-pointers from the right wing and 19 in a row from the deep right corner.
However, Lanete was quick to point out he didn't post the video to boast or raise his stock ahead of the PBA draft, saying he was only 'goofing around' with friend Albert Gaculais last Saturday when the video was shot.
The younger brother of Barako guard Chico Lanete revealed that it was only recently that he decided to tape his shooting practicebecause he wanted to personally document his development.
“Dati hindi ko tine-tape (ang shooting practice ko), pero last Saturday nag-suggest ang kaibigan kong si Albert, ballboy ng Meralco, na i-video ko. Para lang may kopya ko,” said Lanete.
“Kaso hindi ko naman ini-expect na magiging viral 'yan. Ang dami na ngang shares at hits,” he added.
WATCH the video of Lanete's practice and interview:
The 26-year old Basilan-raised cager insisted it wasn't his intention to brag.
“Hindi ko talaga nais ipagyabang 'yun. Kasi alam ko naman na hindi lang ako may kaya nun. Marami pang iba, lalo na sa PBA. Malamang sila Jimmy (Alapag), kuya Gary (David) at iba pa, mas marami pa nagagawa dyan,” he said.
Lanete also explained how the video was made.
“Nauna talaga dun yung 23, tapos pinilit ko na mabura yun sa third try ko nagawa ko 'yung 19. Binaligtad ko lang sa video presentation,” said the former NLEX Road Warriors star in the PBA D-League.
“Yung 23 three pointers nakuha ko yun sa second try. After nun nga yung 19. Nakailang tries pa ko ulit, di ko na maulit. Nangalay na kamay ko,” said Lanete, who makes it a point to do two hours of extra shooting practice after workouts.
Lanete, though, bared one source of frustration.
“May mga haters na nga doon sa video. Sinasabi nila na malapit na lang daw kasi ang draft kaya ako nag video. Hindi ko naman talaga intention na ilabas 'yun outside of my Facebook account. Naipasa-pasa lang,” he said.
“Saka walang kinalalaman yun sa pag-apply ko sa PBA draft. Kasi may ganyang video ako o wala, kilala naman na ako ng mga coaches ng mga teams,” added the 2014 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup MVP.
Lanete bared that devoting time to extra shooting has improved his field goal percentage considerably, especially when he decided to sharpen his outside sniping when he was a freshman at San Beda.
“College ko na talaga nailabas yung shooting ko eh. Kasi nun talaga ako nag-allot ng time para sa extra shootaround. Malaking bagay 'yun. Kasi nagkakaroon ako ng tiwala sa sarili ko saka nade-develop ko yung muscle memory ko,” he said.
Is the 23 triples his best consecutive made? Lanete says no.
“Hindi. May 25 ako eh. Kaso hindi ko nga na-tape. Nung 2013 pa ata 'yun. Sa NLEX pa ko,” he recalled.
“Pero hindi ako titigil hangga’t hindi ko nabe-break sarili kong record. Maganda rin yung ganun eh, Nacha-challenge ko sarili ko every time. Kasi kahit pagod na ko, ayaw ko pang huminto hanggat hindi ko nabubura old mark ko,” he said.
Lanete is expected to be among the top five picks of the coming draft. His former coach at San Beda, Frankie Lim, even have the option of picking him with Ginebra's selection at No. 4 overall.