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    RR Pogoy on torrid shooting: 'Sana nung World Cup, ganun 'no?'

    Oct 2, 2019
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascano

    RR Pogoy and Troy Rosario put on a shooting display for TNT in its win over Phoenix Pulse on Wednesday night in the PBA Governors’ Cup.

    Pogoy hit four of his five three-point attempts on the way to finishing with 22 points for the KaTropa in the 123-118 win over Phoenix Pulse.

    While he was happy with his performance on Wednesday, Pogoy couldn't help but feel a tinge of regret over his shooting woes in the Fiba Basketball World Cup.

    “Sana nung World Cup ganun ‘no?” Pogoy told reporters after the game.

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    Pogoy admitted he remains disappointed with his performance in the World Cup where he was relied on to provide the outside shots against top-caliber teams.

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    He, however, hit only three of his 12 three-pointers (25 percent) for Gilas Pilipinas, which, as a team, converted only 36 out of 143 (25 percent) threes for the entire tournament.

    In contrast, TNT went 18-of-30 from threes for an impressive 60 percent with Pogoy missing just one. Rosario led TNT with 32 points while going 6-of-9 on threes.

    “Nakaka-disappoint kasi ‘yung World Cup, sobrang pangit ng shooting ko tapos dito maganda. First time din siguro. (Sana) bigyan pa ng second chance. Sana makabawi,” said Pogoy.


      That second chance could come in the Southeast Asian Games as he is part of the 15-man pool for the biennial meet to be hosted by the Philippines. Pogoy hopes to redeem himself there.

      “Oo sana, kung ma-lineup man sa SEA Games para makatulong naman,” said Pogoy.

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      Pogoy said he is taking more time to work on his three-point shots following the World Cup debacle.

      “Nag-papractice, nag-eensayo ko naman ‘yan. Parati kong sinasabi magbibigay ako ng oras para i-practice ko ‘yung shooting,” said Pogoy.

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