Braves welcome with open arms ex-Red Robin Junsay
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 21, 2017 12:14 PM
RED TO BLUE. Aaron Fermin will have a new partner-in-crime next season in former Malayan standout Rom Junsay.
With Guilmer dela Torre gone, Arellano High School is still searching for a new top gun.
While transferees Kobe Camacho and Fred Segura look promising in their own right, the Braves have now added a more proven player in Rom Junsay.
The five-foot-six guard, who starred for Malayan High School of Science a season ago, will now wear the Arellano blue. “Opo, Arellano na nga po ako maglalaro,” he said.
Head coach Tylon Darjuan later confirmed the development.
Last Thursday, spin.ph reported that Junsay “failed to make the Red Robins roster.”
This, after the solid scorer shined in Malayan’s Finals matchup against San Beda High School which eventually ended with their first championship since 2000.
Through Season 92, he averaged a team-best 16 points on top of 3.4 assists, three rebounds, and 1.8 steals.
According to Junsay, however, it was he who decided to leave the Red Robins.
Once he did, both Arellano and College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills expressed interest.
In the end, the 17-year-old said he felt more comfortable with the Legarda-based squad.
Transferring from one NCAA school to another, he will have to sit out one year for residency and will be eligible to play for the Braves next season.
Then, he will bolster a formidable lineup that already features Camacho, Segura, and two-way stud Aaron Fermin.
“Malaking bagay yung pagdating niya sa amin kasi magaling siyang point guard. Sakto, wala na si [Nino] Tamayo next year,” Darjuan said.
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