Following the league's reorganization at the start of the season, the UAAP
BOT will have the final decisions on whether or not the suspension of the rule is extended or revised, unlike before when the UAAP
Board, now known as the Board of Managing Directors (BMD), made such decisions.
Though the UAAP
series would be a tough act to follow, V-League is confident that with teams on nearly equal footing the league will be entertaining and competitive.
While La Salle coach Aldin Ayo expressed confidence that Mbala would play for the Archers in 2018, the UAAP
Board's March 12, 2016, decision might end up spoiling his return.
Another source closely monitoring the situation bared that the school has already formed a search committee even before the UAAP
season ended and has started gathering applications from interested parties who want to take the helm at the Growling Tigers.
He wants a back-to-back UAAP
basketball title for La Salle.
Even some of the UAAP
coaches are texting me now, saying that this is a sad day for the UAAP
But winning the MVP again is the least of Mbala's concerns as he looks forward to keeping the UAAP
career has been fun especially my last year with coach Jamike, that's really been my best memory,' said Alejandro, who played in his final UAAP
game after NU lost to University of the Philippines, 106-81, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Bundit led the Lady Eagles to their only two titles in the UAAP
with three-time MVP Alyssa Valdez blossoming into one of the sport's most recognizable figures.
Glorioso fired a game-high 15 points, including three blocks while Espejo, the four-time UAAP
MVP, added 14 with 12 excellent receptions and five digs.
At 2-3, the Tornadoes are within striking distance of making the semifinals of the PSL but they would need the presence of the 6-foot-5 Santiago, whose National University is tied for the UAAP
lead with La Salle at 6-2, and Carlos, University of the Philippines' top gunner.
The mall crowd was there early to witness the fast and furious battles among UAAP
schools and the star-studded lineups.