In the Far Eastern University’s last outing, Ron Dennison’s career high of 21 points went down the drain after the Tamaraws’ rally came too late to snag the win from the De La Salle University Green Archers.
But three days after, he made sure his efforts would be counted as they dominated the University of the East Red Warriors, 90-83, Wednesday afternoon.
“Sabi ko na bounce back kami, na gawin namin yung mga mali namin dun na motivation,” Dennison shared after tallying 16 points, four rebounds, and three assists.
“Kailangan kaming matuto sa mga mali na yun. Nagawa naman namin pero dapat maging consistent kami sa forty minutes.”
He may have been known for his defense for most of his college career, but Dennison showed this season that he has evolved into an offensive threat.
“Nung off-season, pinractice ko talaga yung offense ko kasi di naman pwede na mag-rely lang ako sa defense. Lalo na sa team ko ngayon na kailangan na nag-score din ako,” said the SMART Sports Player of the Game.
“Well, malaking improvement ‘yun. And I think for his development as a player, malaking bagay ‘yun. Pero si Ron, kilala naman natin siya more on the defensive end and I think for his growth and development as a player, okay din na he’s developing his offense,” added first-year FEU head coach Olsen Racela.
“But yun ang trademark ni Ron, ang depensa. I think yun ang makakapagdala sa kanya to the next level.”
But despite topping all scorers in his team for FEU’s past two games with an average of 18.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists, he assured that he will never fall in love with scoring more than defending.
“Always yan [defense ko]. Nandyan ang defense ko, di pwede yan mawala kasi ako nagbibigay ng energy sa loob ng court namin eh,” the Cebu City-native expressed.
“Last ko na kasi ngayon, bigay ko na lahat.”
By: Danine Cruz