SAN Beda's successful title run in the recently concluded Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup has given coach Jamike Jarin a confidence boost ahead of the Red Lions' bid for a sixth straight NCAA men’s title.
The Red Lions hammered La Salle Green Archers, 79-53, in Sunday’s championship match even in the absence of ace playmaker Baser Amer, who's with the Gilas cadets team in Singapore for the Southeast Asian Games.
“It's a very promising team so the future looks bright,” he said.
Only in his first year with the Red Lions, Jarin knows the Mendiola-based squad has a lot more to offer two weeks before the start of the 91st season of the country's oldest collegiate league.
“There are still things that we need to improve on but with the way the summer training went, I'm a little happy with the way we've performed in the summer leagues,” he said.
Still, he’s aware the rest of the field will be gunning for San Beda, so he stressed the Red Lions need to keep improving.
“But again it's still performance we still have to perform day in and day out so you never stop working,” he said.