Former Arellano stalwart Abadeza crosses over to San Beda

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Apr 21, 2017 04:59 PM
Former Arellano stalwart Abadeza crosses over to San Beda
TIMES ARE A-CHANGING. Carlo Abadeza will be transferring to San Beda where he will be follow in a long line of versatile forwards such as Art Dela Cruz and Javee Mocon.

Once one of its fiercest foes, San Beda College will now have Carlo Abadeza in its corner.

The sweet-shooting big man has chosen to suit up for the Red Lions now his time Arellano High School is over. “San Beda na po ako maglalaro sa Seniors,” he said.

The development was later confirmed by head coach Boyet Fernandez who has high hopes for his first recruit in his return to Mendiola. “We believe he can be the next Art Dela Cruz or Javee Mocon,” he expressed.

Abadeza averaged 10.3 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 1.8 assists in his last season in the NCAA Juniors. He was a one-time member of the Mythical Team and was one of those who carried the once-upstart Braves onto legitimate contention.

In the high school arena, the six-foot-four forward and Arellano have been the closest competitors of the dynastic Red Cubs.

However, like former teammate Guilmer Dela Torre, Abadeza has one more year of high school left. That means that the earliest he can play for San Beda will be Season 94.

When that time comes, Abadeza will be a Red Lion while Dela Torre will be a Chief.


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