LA Salle guard Almond Vosotros admitted on Sunday his shooting woes this season are already getting in his head.
One of the most prolific gunners in the college league last season, the misfiring Green Archer said frustration is starting to mount as he continued to miss the target both from inside and out in a come-from-behind win over University of the East on Sunday.
The fifth-year guard scored 12 points against UE but shot just 1-of-8 from three-point range in La Salle’s 60-58 victory. He did far worse from beyond the arc on Wednesday when he failed to connect on all of his nine three-point tries against National University.
Although the former San Sebastian Staglet is the second-best scorer of the team with an average of 13 points per outing, he has shot just 7-of-33 from three-point distance this season.
“Para sa akin, last game kasi masama ang shooting ko,” said Vosotros, one of the heroes of the Green Archers' title run last season. “Medyo pumapasok sa utak ko na kailangang mag-step-up ako sa game.”
Vosotros admitted that sharing point-guard duties with sophomore Kib Montalbo in the absence of injured starting guard Thomas Torres has also thrown him off his shooting rhythm.
Instead of focusing on his shot alone, Vosotros said he has to adjust to the role of playmaker.
That's something he needs to improve, Vosotros added.
“Nagpo-point (guard) ako tapos titira ng three-points, nawawala rhythm ko. Hindi ko nase-set up sarili ko. ‘Yun ang kailangan kong i-improve especially last year ko na ito,” said Vosotros.
Still, the La Salle star said it will all boil down to focus, saying shooting often is a mental test. “More on focus lang. Minsan wala lang ako sa focus, All mindset lang talaga,” he said.
And don't expect him to turn gun-shy anytime soon.
“Marami akong open shots, hindi lang pumapasok,' he said. "Titira ako, basta good shot."