DE La Salle is keeping its faith in guard Thomas Torres despite his struggle from beyond the three-point arc in this UAAP Season 78.
Although he is the team’s third leading scorer, Torres is making just 21 percent of his shots from downtown, converting 18-of-85 attempts.
Despite the poor three-point shooting clip, La Salle coach Juno Sauler isn’t about to stop Torres from doing his thing as he remains the team’s best three-point shooter.
Torres is actually shooting more triples than two-pointers (17-of-44).
“We are just waiting,” said Sauler. “He will start getting it.”
On Wednesday, Torres went just 1-of-5 from three-point range, although he still had a good game overall with 11 points and 12 rebounds in La Salle’s 72-68 win over University of the Philippines.
Prior to the UP game, Torres shot 1-of-6 from the same spot in a six-point production against Ateneo.
But Sauler said he sees no reason for Torres to stop shooting from downtown since the La Salle guard is actually the fifth most accurate three-point shooters in the league today.
“Thomas is one of our best shooters. Numbers might not show it but he’ll get there,” he said.