New Bataan cager says they are more pressured to defend NCAA basketball crown

New Bataan cager says they are more pressured to defend NCAA basketball crown
New Bataan cager Jeo Ambohot of the Letran Knights college basketball team. (Photo Jeo Ambohot Facebook page)

DAVAO CITY – New Bataan, Davao de Oro forward/center Jeo Ambohot said the recent additions in the Letran Knights team has given them more pressure in defending their college men’s basketball title this year.

Jeo Ambohot, a former player of Agro-Industrial Foundation College here said the addition of the former University of Santo Tomas star forward Renz Abando has pressured them to perform well in the NCAA season this year.

“The addition of Abando has pressured to perform well, kay nag expect nga guapo ang among performance this year,” Ambohot said.

Guesting before the weekly sports podcast Game Changer last February 25, Ambohot said despite the pressure is training well so that they can defend their crown this year.

Ambohot admitted that the current pandemic has affected their practice since what they are doing are mostly online practices and workouts.

He revealed right now the team has recruited some big men to compensate for the loss of Larry Muyang who already joined this year’s PBA draft.

Earlier, Ambohot declared that he will not be joining this year’s PBA draft to help the Knights retain their basketball crown.

The decision of Ambohot to play his final year in a Knights uniform is good news since the 6’7 lanky center is a huge part of the team.

Ambohot’s decision to stay will make the frontline roster of the team still formidable despite the absence of Muyang.

The promising Davaoeño center played a superb for the Knights in their finals victory against the San Beda Red Lions in 2019.

Before his remarkable performance in the finals, Ambohot is also playing well in the elimination round of season 95 of the NCAA.

He is also part of the  23 players eyed for the Gilas Pilipinas training pool for the 2023 Fiba World Cup in the Philippines.

Former national team coach Chot Reyes picked Ambohot because he is a versatile big man who can shoot from the outside and play perimeter defense as well because of his size.