By John Paul Salvador
San Beda isn’t done reloading for its future after acquiring the trio of Rhayyan Amsali, Justine Sanchez, and Tony Ynot.
The Red Lions welcomed their recent addition Aljay Alloso from Holy Child College of Davao to their squad.
A reliable source confirmed the development to BurnSports.Ph.
The Midsayap native Alloso was a key piece in the 2018 Palarong Pambansa, where he hit a game-winning jumper to lift Davao Region over Central Luzon in the semi-finals.
Together with Deo Cuajao, their tandem were instrumental in bagging Holy Child Red Eagles’ NBTC back-to-back championship. They were also awarded as Finals MVP.
Known deadly on both ends of the court, Palarong Pambansa standout scored a record-breaking 42 points in NBTC championship locals in his final Red Eagles appearance. He also had a record-breaking 33 points in the NBTC regionals championship.
San Beda team manager Jude Roque and team’s assistant coaches through the help of Pong Escobal and other Davao basketball coaches were responsible for the recruitment of 2-time Palarong Pambansa Regional champions as they secure their backcourt of the future. Red Lions coaching staff have been courting Aljay’s parents since NBTC Regional earlier this year.
The long chase payoffs as his parent’s decision help Aljay to pick San Beda over other schools. His mother believes in Red Lions’ good education and successful basketball program.
Former UST Tigers Cuajao expressed his excitement over his former teammate to play for Mendiola-based basketball team.
“Kayang kaya niya makipag sabayan sa NCAA, mataas kasi kilala ko yan siya yung tipong player na hindi marunong mag pahinga, grabe yung work ethics. Competitive,” said Cuajao.
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Photo courtesy of Koii Canarias