PLAYING for De La Salle is a dream come true for Jollo Go, so much so that he’s willing to take a bit role with the Green Archers in his rookie year in the UAAP.
The deadly three-point gunner is one of the top high school prospects in the country who recently committed to join the Archers after playing out his junior career with Hope Christian.
He already joined the Green Archers in two practices.
Go, who turned 18 last January 16, said it has always been his dream to play for the Archers ever since he was in grade school.
“Since grade school po, gusto ko po doon talaga dati. Magandang school po naman talaga ang La Salle,” Go related to Spin.ph on Friday.
The 5-foot-10 ½ Go was a high-scoring guard in high school and earned a spot in the Philippine national youth team (Batang Gilas) that competed in last year’s Fiba Under-17 World Championship.
But Go said he is not expecting to play heavy minutes when he joins the Green Archers.
“Ine-expect ko lang na hindi naman ako siguro gagamitin talaga. Pero ready lang po ako lagi kahit role player lang. Kung ano ang ibigay ng coaches at teammates ko sa akin, gagawin ko,” Go said.
He admitted his overseas stint with Batang Gilas, which included a game against the powerhouse United States youth team, was a big confidence boost for him.
“Sobrang laking tulong kasi nabigyan ako ng confidence. Malalaki sila at mabibilis. Mapapalaban ka talaga. Pandagdag kumpiyansa sa akin,” said Go.
Despite the stint with the national team, Go said he still has a lot to work on as far as his game is concerned, primarily his ball-handling and playmaking skills.
“Siguro po sa pagbaba ko ng bola at pag-atake sa basket para kahit papaano maka-setup sa teammates,” said Go, who idolizes Purefoods star James Yap, also a known pure shooter like him.
“Kasi parang relax lang siya maglaro. Kapag kailangan, nandyan siya para sa team. Shooter talaga,” Go said.