By Adrian Stewart Co
Bacolodnon guard Donn Lim sees being part of De La Salle University (DLSU) Green Archers’ men’s basketball team in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) as “a humbling experience.”
The former St. John’s Institute-Bacolod guard said in an interview with SportsJourn.com that it is a huge blessing for a province-based player like him to be recruited to play for the Green Archers.
“Entering DLSU was a humbling experience. The competition in UAAP is on another level,” Lim said. “Also, the school has a rich history and a lot of heightened expectations.”
“Unlike most of my distinguished peers, it took some time for me to adjust. Having my family and friends rooting for me, I took it as a challenge to give my best as an athlete and a student from the province,” he added.
The 6-foot-1 Lim, who is a third-year engineering student, said that there were times that he wanted to give up being part of the Green Archers with his academics being affected.
“There were times when my grades were suffering and I felt like giving up on my athlete life, however, I took a step back and gauged my options,” Lim said. “But then I realized how blessed I am to be a part of the DLSU Green Archers and have an academic scholarship at the same time.”
Lim is now looking forward to his second year with the Green Archers in the upcoming UAAP Season 83 under new head coach Derrick Pumaren.
“Playing for a new coach and system didn’t give me a hard time to adjust because I was lucky enough to be surrounded by great and supportive teammates. It helped me a lot to adapt faster,” Lim said./ASC, WDJ