Teammate and UAAP
finals MVP Charleen Abigail Cruz added that coming to Bahrain for the first time and experiencing a different culture was enthralling.
We came here not knowing what to expect, so we were a little disappointed to be facing a women's team that is made up of very young players, but we're making the most of it and doing our best to prepare for our UAAP
campaign," de Jesus said.
action continues tomorrow with the Tamaraws playing the National University Bulldogs followed by the Maroons taking on league-leading defending champions the Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles.
At the rate things are going in the collegiate ranks, it seems that neither the UAAP
nor the NCAA is helping the country develop a big man who could be worthy additions to the national team in the future and become a big come-on in the PBA as well.
action continues on Thursday with the Bulldogs facing the Santo Tomas Growling Tigers and the Eagles taking on the University of the East Red Warriors.
I want him (Cortez) to prove to himself that he is still one of the best point guards in the PBA," Pumaren, who was Cortez' college coach when La Salle dominated the UAAP
, which is the Philippines' leading collegiate sports league, heads into its 72nd year of action, and men's basketball will once again be the top draw.
Black came into the game with a literal championship hangover after leading Ateneo to a historic fifth straight championship against the University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP
The Archers were the UAAP
champions last year, although the Eagles took over at the top after winning the finals in two games.
Guanzon, a former Adamson University Falcon in the UAAP
and Batangas Blades player in the MBA, exploded with 25 points while also displaying his rebounding prowess and Greason supported him with 12 points and 13 shot blocks as they powered Butler to a 78-63 victory over Airnet in the Overseas Filipino Basketball League (OFBL) 2012 Conference at the Time-out Sports Academy court on Television Street, Gulail District on the outskirts of Jeddah.
Ren-Ren Ritualo, the former La Salle star in the UAAP
who has undoubtedly seen better years in the PBA, scored 22 points, the most in more than three seasons, in a splendid backup job to Graham.
action continues on Saturday with the Archers facing the Maroons, followed by the Warriors taking on the Far Eastern University Tamaraws.