Rhayyan Amsaliís transfer to San Beda hits a snag

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jun 27, 2018 12:23 PM
Rhayyan Amsaliís transfer to San Beda hits a snag
Rhayyan Amsali is not yet sure to be eligible for the looming NCAA Season 94

Rhayyan Amsali had “amicably parted ways” with Nazareth School of National University to transfer to San Beda High School a month ago.

Now, however, Amsali’s eligibility for the Red Cubs for the looming NCAA Season 94 is in jeopardy.

According to the 17-year-old, here represented by Atty. Michelle Africa in a statement, “Amsali found out that he was given a failing mark in (a) subject.”

As such, he failed to finish Grade 10 in NSNU and needs to work on his documents to make his transfer to San Beda official.

As per the Amsali camp, they “did not receive any proper notice from his teachers, school administrators, or athletic moderators that he was underperforming or had deficiencies in the (said) subject.”

Therefore, the statement continued, “Without the required notice… this constitutes an unfair dealing amounting to denial of his rights to administrative due process. This apparent injustice could have been easily avoided if due notice was given.”

The Amsalis furthered that Rhayyan “was the toast of the NU Bullpups for all of five years, but the relationship turned sour when Amsali signified his intent to complete his senior high school education elsewhere.”

The six-foot-three forward is as versatile as they come and was a longtime fixture in the Bullpups’ contention. Last season, he averaged 13.1 points, nine rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.6 steals in their runner-up finish in the UAAP.

In early May, though, he decided to transfer from NSNU to San Beda.

Then, he made it clear that he had left his former school in good terms. As he put it, “Wala naman po akong masabi sa mga NU coaches kasi inalagaan po nila ako nang mabuti. Tinuruan po nila ako nang maayos kaya narating ko po kung anong meron ako ngayon.”

For their part, NSNU said that the Amsali camp, through mother Nurisa, had knowledge of the failing grade since early May. 

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