KEVIN Ferrer was a picture of disappointment at the end of Game Three, weeping unabashedly while slumped on the floor as the final buzzer signalled the start of a giant Far Eastern University celebration - and another title that slipped away from University of Santo Tomas' Tigers.
The Tigers star was still inconsolable minutes later as he emerged from the locker room, although he did his best to lighten up the mood.
“No comment,” said Ferrer smiling before turning serious.
“Wala (no regrets),” he said. “Kasi ganoon talaga ang buhay, ito ‘yung plan ni God. Kung tutuusin naman wala naman talagang kumukilala sa amin na makakarating kami dito (sa Finals).
“Pero I’m so proud na ‘yung team namin, napatunayan namin na kaya namin pumunta dito sa championship, kaso lang ayun nga kinapos,” he continued.
Like teammates Karim Abdul and Ed Daquioag, Ferrer finished his five-year college career with three runner-up finishes after the 62-67 loss to the Tamaraws in the deciding game of the Season 78 Finals on Wednesday.
The do-it-all forward also found himself under fire for a performance that saw him score just six points and take just seven shots - including two in the final seconds when the outcome was already settled, just three days after scoring 24 in one quarter, and 29 overall, in Game Two.
Ferrer admitted his Game Three performance was left wanting, but insisted it wasn't because of lack of trying.
“Syempre (nagkulang),” said the pro-bound player. “Six points (lang ako) pero ganoon talaga eh, hindi naman palagi sa akin ang bola, kailangan ko rin ipasa ang bola, gusto ko rin manalo. Hindi naman sure na kung sa akin ang bola, papasok (ang tira).”
And before all sorts of speculation arise, Ferrer assured he gave it his all in five seasons in the white and gold.
“Masasabi ko sa five years ko na ‘yun, sobrang pinaglaban ko ang school ko. Bilang student–athlete ng UST, binigay ko ang 110 percent ko para sa school ko,” he said.