Noah Webb lives up to family trademark, provides boundless energy to UP Maroons
Noah Webb completes a chasedown block against UST - one of three blocks he had for the UP Maroons on Sunday. Jaime Campos

NOAH Webb looks to live up to the family tradition as the second-year player of University of the Philippines continued to provide quality minutes for the Maroons.

The former La Salle Zobel standout was a force on both ends of the court on Sunday, finishing with nine points, two rebounds, and three blocks in the Maroons’ big victory over University of Santo Tomas, 74-69, that kept alive their drive for a Final Four appearance.

Webb, who entered the UST game with averages of 2.3 points and 3.4 rebounds, and a grand total of five blocks this season, said he is proud to be a contributor on defense on Sunday as shown by his tally in blocks.

“I’ll be honest, my offense is not always on. But there is one thing that my teammates can count on me and that’s on defense. That’s what I do,” said Webb.

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Webb’s play is already drawing comparison with his brother Joshua, a PBA player who is known as an energy guy for his teams dating back from his days with La Salle in high school and college.

Webb said he is already looking to play just like his older brother, who, even though watched him play live for just the second time on Sunday, never fails to give him advice.

“I think it’s a Webb trademark,” said the grandson of former national player and Yco star Freddie Webb and nephew of former Star coach Jason. “That’s what all Webbs have, hustle. I just want to add skill to that and that’s what I’m working on.”

“He always tells me to play hard and play my game,” Noah said.

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