JBOY Gob has been a La Sallian all his life and the big man out of high school is choosing to play for La Salle in college, even though competition is tough for a place in the Green Archers frontline.
The 6-foot-5 player from La Salle Greenhills confirmed he has committed to play for the La Salle seniors team after a high school career that saw him lead the team in points and rebounds in Season 90 of the NCAA.
Gob said it was an easy decision for him to stay with La Salle.
“La Sallista po talaga ako since kinder. Parang natural na po na doon ako mapunta,” Gob said. “Maganda rin po napuntahan kong school at malapit po sa puso ko ’yung La Salle.”
The 18-year-old Gob led LSGH in scoring with 14.9 points, while leading the league in rebounding with 15.1 per game. Gob was also second in the team in blocks with 1.6 per outing.
On Sunday, Gob scored 16 points and pulled down seven rebounds in the Slam Rising Stars Classic to earn co-Most Valuable Player honors.
Gob has been attending La Salle practices, and says he is enjoying the competition against the elder Archers.
“Parang blessed po ako na makasama sa training dahil malakas na po ang labanan,” said Gob.
The Green Archers are loaded in their frontline with the likes of Arnold Van Opstal, Ben Mbala, and Larry Muyang part of the pool.
Gob, however, said he isn’t worried about not having playing time, admitting that he still has a lot of things to work on in his game.
“Depende naman po sa akin ’yun. Marami pa akong kakaining bigas,” he said.
“Sana po malagpasan ko ’yun na kumbaga sana matatakot din sa akin ‘yung mga parating,” Gob said with a smile.