Saturday, June 21, 2014

UAAP Season 77: Ateneo Blue Eagles Preliminary Lineup

With UAAP Season 77 set to open exactly three weeks from now, ABS-CBN Sports had a photo shoot with the Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles.

That's Clint Doliguez, Kris Porter, John Apacible, Jay Javelosa and Fonzo Gotladera at the back, and Thirdy Ravena, Nico Elorde, Von Pessumal, Chris Newsome and Gwyne Capacio in front.

Kiefer Ravena and Arvin Tolentino make twelve, leaving four more slots to be filled. I wonder who else will make it to the lineup that will be submitted to the UAAP Board for approval, but am not going to hold my breath that Jerie Pingoy and Hubert Cani will be on it.

[25 June 2014 Edit]

The team's brain trust seems resigned to the possibility that Pingoy and Cani won't be allowed to suit up this season.

[3 July 2014 Edit]

It is said that the plan to reduce the number of foreign students allowed per team then eventually ban them will not be imposed in Season 77 because it would be, not in so many words, "too sudden."

I am so glad the UAAP member schools had the same regard for prospectivity when the 2-year residency rule, the so-called Pingoy Rule, was enacted before last season. Oh, wait….


  1. garo limang forwards and starting lineup kang Ateneo a. halos parantay ang height. haha. sana igwa stretch 4 sa lineup ta this year.

    1. Maki-small ball an coach e (o maluya lang an team sa big man recruitment). Dai bale, next year tapos na an residency kan duwang African imports.


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