Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Charles Tiu On The Blue Eagles' Chances In UAAP Season 75

Smart-Gilas Pilipinas assistant coach and former ADMU Team Glory Be member Charles Tiu tweeted something cryptic and tantalizing yesterday:

[Image grabbed from here.]

Basketball blog Chinoy Hoops Fan thinks Tiu is referring to Ateneo center Greg Slaughter (whose height is approximately 213 centimeters), which is likely the answer since Slaughter's teammate Tonino Gonzaga couldn't have been more emphatic over the weekend that the 7-footer will return for his last year of eligibility and play in UAAP Season 75.

I, on the other hand, am irrationally hoping that Tiu is hinting that Ryan Buenafe, who was a vital cog in the Blue Eagles' championships from 2008 to 2010 but was kept off this year's roster ostensibly due to weight- and academics-related issues, is now down to 213 pounds. The chances for that scenario are slim to none (and slim went out of town) but a fan can dream, right?

[7 December 2011 Edit]

Blue Eagles head coach Norman Black has confirmed that the prized big man will indeed return: "[Greg Slaughter] will be back to play for us next year. He still has one year of playing eligibility."

Coach Black will have to forgive the Sixth Man, though, if they greet his announcement with guarded optimism. After all, it hasn't been that long since Mark Tallo ditched the team about a month before Season 74 started (then transferred to archrival La Salle). A lot can still happen from now until Season 75 opens in July 2012.


  1. How about the Semerad brothers? :))

    1. Look for them to suit up for Team Glory Be this season. They can't join the Hail Mary Squad yet because of UAAP transfer/residency rules following their move from San Beda.

      Thanks for the visit and the comment!


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