Chot Reyes, wife all out in support for son Ice

Barry Viloria on Jul 13, 2015 02:32 PM
Chot Reyes, wife all out in support for son Ice
San Beda Red Lions point guard Ice Reyes and parents Chot and Cherry (Photo taken from Ice's Instagram: @icereyes8)

On top of his busy schedule as the coach of basketball reality show Rise and head of the sports and digital arm of a rival network, Chot Reyes finds time to watch the NCAA games live. You’d easily spot him from the bleachers at The Arena in San Juan, surveying a basketball match along with wife Cherry. For whom? His son Isaiah Gabriel “Ice” Reyes of the San Beda Red Lions, of course.

“I’m very supportive of him. I guess watching every game is the best way to support,” the former Gilas coach says of Ice.

“Chot and I try to watch together, even when it’s a weekday and we have work,” seconds the Reyes matriarch, who’s a businesswoman.

After two years, Ice finally made it to his first playing year. He honed his basketball skills back in high school at Ateneo with Jamike Jarin as his coach.

Chot is nothing but excited that his son is now playing for a winningest squad. This season, San Beda is on a mission to get that sixth straight title—hoping to set a new record in the NCAA.

“I think one of the issues in NCAA is we already know who’s gonna win the championship from the start!” Chot says with a laugh. “So, fortunately, my son is there on that team.”

Nevertheless, Chot finds a more interesting reason to watch the NCAA: the UPHSD Altas leading in standings as of press time (3W-0L), racing past second placers San Beda and Colegio de San Juan Letran (both at 2W-0L).

“But what I hear this year is that Perpetual is strong. So, hopefully, it contributes to a better, more exciting NCAA!”

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