NCAA Jrs. MVP Mallillin backs out of commitment from DLSU
MINUS. Once a DLSU-commit, Troy Mallillin will now be playing elsewhere.
De La Salle University will be a little weaker than it was at the start of this year.
NCAA Juniors MVP Troy Mallillin has withdrawn his commitment to the Green Archers, head coach Aldin Ayo revealed on Sunday. “Wala na siya sa amin,” he said.
Asked if he is indeed no longer with the Taft-based team, Mallillin himself answered, “Yes po.”
In early February, Mallillin committed to DLSU.
The six-foot-three forward busted out of nowhere to win the MVP in the last NCAA Juniors season on the back of per game counts of 19.3 points, 10.1 rebounds, and one assist.
This, all while leading College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills in matching its best elimination round finish in school history.
According to Ayo, Mallillin will now be relocating to University of Sto. Tomas now he has moved away from Taft Avenue.
However, Growling Tigers mentor Boy Sablan denied that he now has a blue-chip recruit on his hands. “’Di po totoo yan. Wala po sa amin si Mallillin,” he said.
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