Thursday, November 12, 2009

Playing The Hand That's Dealt

Here's the team the UAAP will field against the NCAA selection in the Bantay Bata 163 UAAP-NCAA All-Star Games this Saturday:
Jai Reyes, ADMU
Rabeh Al-Hussaini, ADMU
Nico Salva, ADMU
Ryan Buenafe, ADMU
Eric Salamat, ADMU
Paul Lee, UE
Pari Llagas, UE
Aldrech Ramos, FEU
JR Cawaling, FEU
RR Garcia, FEU
Reil Cervantes, FEU
Dylan Ababou, UST
Kish Co, DLSU
Jan Colina, AdU
Alvin Padilla, UP
Kokoy Hermosisima, NU
Picking this squad couldn't have been easy, because even though Saturday's match-up is only an exhibition game, at stake are year-long bragging rights over a rival collegiate league. I'm sure the UAAP powers that be grappled with sending the best players regardless of school affiliation vis-à-vis ensuring that all league member-schools are represented.

I don't know how the league finally came up with that lineup, but it's certainly not composed of the best players from UAAP Season 72. Off the top of my head I'd say Nonoy Baclao (ADMU), Elmer Espiritu (UE), Khasim Mirza (UST), and Rookie of the Year Jeric Teng (UST) should've been on there. Too bad the first three are now playing for the Philippine Patriots in the Asean Basketball League.

But hey, why am I complaining? Five Blue Eagles are there, it's all good!

[Hat tip to Patay ang Butiki!]

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