Former Taft tower Fajarito transfers to Letran

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 21, 2017 01:23 PM
Former Taft tower Fajarito transfers to Letran
SOON TO RISE. Letran head coach Jeff Napa will have another promising big man to develop.

From being a team lacking size, Colegio de San Juan de Letran is fast becoming a destination for promising big men.

Christian Fajarito, the six-foot-six center who once stood as a pillar for College of St. Benilde, is now a full-fledged Knight.

“Opo, sa Letran na po ako,” the pride of Cavite said.

In two years as a Blazer, Fajarito averaged 7.3 points and 5.4 rebounds. With his height and long limbs, he has the tools to be a presence in the paint.

Transferring from one NCAA school to another, he will have to sit out one year for residency and will be eligible to play for Letran next season.

The Knighs’ new man in the middle joins Jeo Ambohot, formerly of Arellano University, and Larry Muyang and Daryl Pascual, formerly of De La Salle University, as towers who relocated to Intramuros.

Letran head coach Jeff Napa has made a name for himself by developing promising big men. Back when he was still calling the shots for Nazareth School of National University, he turned now-Green Archer Justine Baltazar into a two-way stud as well as undersized forward Mark Dyke into an interior beast.

The same thing seems to be happening with Ambohot who looks ready to take the leap in his second season.

Fajarito is only hoping to follow suit.

It’s not just big men who are now in blue and red, however.

As first reported by Tiebreaker Times, University of the East gunner Bonbon Batiller is also now a full-fledged Knight.

Batiller normed 10.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.6 in two seasons with the Red Warriors.


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