For Jeo Ambohot, the Petron-Letran Knights’ stint in the 2019 PBA D-League isn’t just about gaining experience. He also sees it as an avenue where he can show what he’s capable of and can impress people.
“Sobrang laki ng makukuha mong experience dito kasi PBA D-League ‘to, iba na yan,” said Ambohot, who is entering his final year with Letran.
“Gusto ko magpakita rito, gusto ko rin kasi makarating sa PBA. Yun yung pinakagoal ko ngayon.”
So far in the developmental league, the 6-foot-6 slotman has been doing good.
On Monday, in the Knights’ clash versus McDavid, Ambohot poured in 17 points along with eight rebounds, two assists, a steal, and a block to lead his side to a resounding 89-64 victory.
Petron-Letran have improved to 2-1 in the Aspirants Group. And across those games, Ambohot has been averaging 12.67 points on an excellent 59 percent shooting and 8.0 rebounds.
“Iniisip ko lang na kailangan ko maglaro para sa pamilya ko kay God, tsaka sa Letran, tsaka sa Petron,” the 22-year-old big man said.
Ambohot’s growth in terms of performance will be a welcome boost for Letran in the NCAA Season 95 later this year, where they are seen as the team with the most daunting frontline.
For Ambohot, a transferee from Arellano University, all the credit goes to Letran’s former coach Jeff Napa.
“Coach Jeff, sobrang laki ng naitulong niya sa akin. Siya yung nagbigay ng kumpiyansa sa akin, siya yung dahilan kung nasaan ako ngayon, sa anong narating ko tsaka naka-NCAA ako.
“Sobrang nagpapasalamat ako kay coach Jeff kasi binigyan niya ‘ko ng kumpiyansa,” said Ambohot.