University of Sto. Tomas is not yet done stocking up on equipment for its grand rebuild.
The Growling Tigers have also welcomed into their fold a former Mythical selection from Mapua University in Sherwin Concepcion, a workhorse from La Salle Greenhills in Joshua Marcos, and a couple of solid guards from Jose Rizal University in Kobe Caballero and Toby Agustin.
All of those new faces are bound to give UST a breath of fresh air in its first year under Aldin Ayo.
Of the newest recruits, Concepcion is the most promising, being a mobile big man who can stretch the floor.
The six-foot-three forward was the centerpiece in the early going of the Red Robins’ ascent. In his last season there, he had per game counts of 11.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.5 assists.
However, according to a source, Concepcion will have to get his papers in order first as he is yet to complete high school.
If all goes well for him, he will bolster a frontline that boasts of Steve Akomo, Henric Caunan, and Joco Macasaet.
Also in the mix there will be Marcos, who served as the glue guy in the Junior Blazers’ first-ever championship by averaging 11.2 points, seven rebounds, 1.4 blocks, and 1.1 assists.
The six-foot wing is just the type of player Ayo wants – tireless and relentless.
Meanwhile, Caballero and Agustin have a good shot at breaking through Espana’s guard rotation that includes Cansino, Enriquez, Marvin Lee, Jordan Sta. Ana, and the returning Renzo Subido.
Agustin was the leading scorer for the Light Bombers with 16.3 points per game while Agustin was not that far behind in norming 14.3 markers of his own.
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