JOSHUA Webb proved he has shooting in his arsenal – and in his blood – after burying the go-ahead three-pointer in Kia’s 88-85 win over Meralco on Wednesday in the PBA Governors Cup.
The rookie guard happens to be the grandson of PBA star Freddie Webb and nephew of former pro and now Star assistant coach Jason, both of whom were not exactly known for their outside-shooting prowess.
So this Webb can shoot.
The younger Webb, however, played down his crucial right-wing three-pointer that gave the Carnival the lead for good at 83-80 with a minute and 14 seconds left in the tightly-fought game.
“Hindi naman (na mas may shooting ako sa kanila),” he smiled in a chat with Spin.ph after the game.
“It’s a facet of my game that I’m still working on,” said the former De La Salle standout, known more for his slashing ability in college. “But I had the mindset that when I was in there, I’d be ready for that shot.”
“It’s still a work in progress and I’m excited to do so,” the 25-year-old cager added.
Indeed, Webb still has a lot of improving to do as he missed his first four three-point attempts which he said were “nothing close to the rim” and shot a dismal 2-of-10 from the field overall.
“So I was just like, ‘Oh yes!’ when (the triple) went in.”
The specific play which fellow hero LA Revilla fed him was not by design.
“There were options and I was just an option. LA just came off the corner of that pick and roll and I was open," he said. “I was just given an opportunity and I just took the shot.
“I didn’t really think and I was fortunate enough to help the team.”