Saturday, September 6, 2008

Hot Shots

I have not seen this guy play but from what I read, he is one hell of a scorer. At 18 years old, Keith Agovida has a long way to go in basketball. I hope he will continue to work hard and improve in every facets of his game in order to help the Philippine National Basketball team in our future wars against our Asian neighbors.

He scored 82 points in an NCAA juniors game to set a new Philippine scoring record and in the process erased the long held record of Allan Caidic wherein the Triggerman scored 79 points in the PBA 9 years or so ago.

I'll let ABS- CBNNews do the talking from here on--

High school basketball player Keith Agovida of Jose Rizal Light Bombers unleashed a record-setting shooting binge never seen before in Philippine basketball as he scored 82 points in a 127-49 rout of Mapua Friday.

NCAA officials said the 18-year-old, 6’1" Agovida is now NCAA's highest scorer in over 80 years.

It is the highest in the league's history since Letran Squire Marlon Bola Bola dropped 71 in the '70s.

It is also the highest scoring output in the history of Philippine basketball since Allan "The Triggerman" Caidic torched the net with 79 points in 1987 in the professional basketball league.

Agovida, who scored 23, 13, 20 and 26 in the four quarters, also beat the second-highest scoring output in NBA history, Kobe Bryant’s 81.

With the win, the Light Bombers remained third overall with eight wins and four loses.

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