MANILA, Philippines – After Kai Ballungay left for Ateneo, Chris Koon assured that he would not follow the same path for now.
Koon revealed in an Instagram post that he will not leave the Blue Eagles just yet and promised to give the team a better result in UAAP Season 87.
“I feel truly blessed to be surrounded by such incredible people here at Ateneo. Therefore, there is still a lot of work to be done. I'm excited to say I'll be back for next season,” Koon wrote.
“The road to recovery and preparation begins now and I can’t wait to walk this journey together with all of you.”
The Filipino-American swingman didn't have the best season under coach Tab Baldwin this season, but he still contributed.
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Koon posted norms of 9.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game, but shot 27 percent from deep and 32 percent from the field overall.
Koon, who will play his swan song for the Blue Eagles next season, admitted that he and the Loyola Heights team “didn’t achieve the result they wanted,” but still showed love for the community.
“We didn’t get the result we wanted, but I’m glad we got through it with our incredible coaches, managers, fans and, of course, my teammates.”
After winning it all in Season 85, the Blue Eagles were unable to regain the crown in Season 86 following a Final Four exit at the hands of the University of the Philippines.
The Blue Eagles finished with a 7-7 season record.
Joining Koon in his final run with Ateneo are Mason Amos and crafty guard Jared Brown.