As NU sputtered against FEU on Sunday, there was a lone bright spot for the struggling Lady Bulldogs.
Rookie Jasmine Nabor fired 12 points but she and Jaja Santiago could not muster enough support as the Sampaloc spikers bowed to the Lady Tamaraws in straight sets.
The lefty showed different variations in her attacks, showing her versatility and developing maturity.
“Ngayong UAAP, naisip ko na hindi pwede na hindi ako mature maglaro, kailangan ko talaga tumulong sa team,” Nabor told FOX Sports.
Despite being a freshman, the opposite attacker was able to lift the spirits of her teammates, especially her seniors, who were not having their best game.
“Inisip ko na hindi ako rookie lang, kasi kailangan ko tumulong sa team. Yung natalo kami sa UST, ‘yun yung inisip ko kasi ang pangit ng laro namin, sinabi ko na kailangan ko bumawi sa next game,” Nabor said.
The Nazareth School of NU alumna has been receiving a lot of compliments from head coach Roger Gorayeb, and she admits it is because of the extra effort she puts to their training.
“Nagpupursige ako sa training kasi gusto ko talaga tumulong sa team,” she said. “Hindi na kasi ako kinakabahan. Mas excited ako maglaro, lalo na pag ipapasok ako.”
Being one of the few consistent players for NU, is Nabor getting frustrated with her teammates’ performance?
“Hindi ako naf-frustrate. Sinasabi ko sakanila na malayo pa yung score at isipin nalang namin na mag-point ng mag-point,” she said. — By Arylle Magtalas