The Arellano University Braves, like many other teams, have new faces in their roster.
After point guard Guilmer de la Torre and Carlo Abadeza decided to skip their final year for the Braves, these players are proving their worth for the team.
One of them is Kobe Camacho.
The 19-year old Camacho has averaged 21 points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal after playing two games for the Braves in the 93rd National Collegiate Athletic Association junior basketball tournament.
And that makes Camacho one of the team’s top performers.
- Season 93’s top scorers
Camacho is listed as the tournament’s no. 3 scorer.
That’s after averaging 21 points after two games.
He made 23 points when the Braves won over the San Sebastian Staglets, 86-80, in their second game last July 13 at their own home court at the Arellano University gym in Legarda, Manila.
In this game, teammate Fred Segura chipped in 20 points while Aaron Fermin put in a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds.
On the Staglets’ side, its Alex Desoyo who showed the way with 24 points.
So far, Desoyo ranks fourth in scoring with his norm of 20 points.
(Fred Segura shoots a triple).
- Arellano Braves 86. SSC Staglets 80
Camacho, coming out of a yearlong residency period, scored the most important baskets for the Braves in the closing minute.
With the Staglets closing in, 75-78, off Desoyo’s triple, Camacho connected with six of his charity shots in the remaining 1:05.
Four of his charities allowed the Braves to take an 84-75 cushion in the last 17 seconds.
“Sabi ni coach, gawin lang namin, kung ano iyung pinraktis namin. Puso lang,” said Camacho.