UST’S prized Cameroonian bigman Steve Akomo admitted his frustration with the winless stint of the UST Growling Tigers in 13 games, but said he did not have any regrets for joining the team.
The Tigers are winless in 13th games with one game left against the University of the East on Nov. 12.
“I don’t really regret being here, because if I did, I wouldn’t be here [anymore],” the 6’8” rookie told the Varsitarian in an interview. “Things are going so bad. [Personally,] I think I haven’t given enough effort and I haven’t helped that much to the team,” Akomo added.
In 12 games, Akomo averaged 11.3 points and 12.6 rebounds, including a career-high 20 boards in the opening game against the University of the Philippines.
“I learned a lot. I won’t even try to mention all because it’s so much during this season. There are so many lapses and I will try to [fix it]. If I still repeat the same mistakes, that means I’m not doing so well,” the 22-year old Sports and Wellness Management student said.
The bigman said the skills were there for the team but they lacked chemistry.
“For the teamwork, we still need a lot of hard work and improvement [to do]. We can’t win with only one player. As a team, we don’t have that yet,” the former University of Visayas standout said.
With one playing year left, Akomo said all that was left for the team was to redeem themselves and bounce back next season.
“But before that bounce back, a lot of things are going to be hard for us. We will prepare for the next season. Hopefully, next year when we come back, [the team is] much better,” he said.