Former Stags Jayson David, Renzo Navarro join LPU

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on May 14, 2018 07:01 PM
Former Stags Jayson David, Renzo Navarro join LPU
Jayson David and Renzo Navarro have both docked in Intramuros

Lyceum of the Philippines is continuing to make sure it will remain a contender from now until the foreseeable future.

Versatile forward Jayson David and floor leader Renzo Navarro have both decamped from San Sebastian College-Recoletos and are now going to be full-fledged Pirates.

Both players were key cogs in the Golden Stags’ return to relevance and the playoffs in Season 93. With their transfer, however, they will only be eligible to play again in Season 95.

Navarro has been taking part in LPU team activities for almost a month now. He bolsters a backcourt that already includes Marcelino twins Jaycee and Jayvee as well as Raymar Caduyac.

The 5-foot-9 guard averaged 6.3 points and 3.1 assists last season.

On the other hand, David is yet to practice in Intramuros, but is well on his way there, according to several sources. He will be the perfect replacement for MJ Ayaay after the latter uses up his final playing year in Season 94.

The 6-foot-3 forward boasted of per game counts of 8.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.5 steals last season.

As per sources, the two are not the only ones who have left Recto. At least three other players who wore red and gold a season ago will no longer do so.

Still, playoff hopeful San Sebastian is holding onto a solid core that includes Michael Calisaan, Ryan Costelo, and RK Ilagan.

ABS-CBN Sports reached out to Stags’ mentor Egay Macaraya for comment, but he is yet to respond.

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