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Santos reaches 700-block milestone

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Another milestone is added to Arwind Santos’ basketball career as he blocked the 700 th shot in his career to join 9 others in the rare feat.

During their game against GlobalPort, Santos just needed one block to join the elite 700 club and the opportunity came as Stanley Pringle’s lay-up in the first quarter was stopped by him.

“Una thankful ako na nasa pang-sampu na ako. Thankful din on the side na active pa ako, so ibig sabihin may chance pa ako makahabol sa pang-siyam, pang-walo,” said Santos.

Santos will just need 10 blocks to break Yoyoy Villamin’s record of 709 blocks and move up the all-time blocks leader ladder.

“Habang naglalaro ako sasamantalahin ko. Hindi yung mentality na ‘OK na ‘yun, naabot ko na ‘yun , eh’ – hindi. Kasi isa rin ‘yun sa attitude ko kasi lalo na may goal ang team namin. In a good side, maganda yung attention ko na hindi ako humihinto at may mga gusto ako patunayan na gusto ko habulin yung nine.”

With climbing up the all-time block record at the back of his mind, he focuses on bringing a fourth straight PBA Philippine Cup championship to San Miguel.

“Nakakatuwa naman. Sana naman magtuloy-tuloy, saka maaga pa eh. Maliban sa magandang balita na binalita niyo, tuloy-tuloy parin yung panalo namin. Hindi kami mag-relax kahit 5-0 na kami, dapat derederecho lang.”

San Miguel faces Barangay Ginebra next on January 28 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.