NCAA: 6-3 lefty forward Rhayyan Amsali staying in San Beda through college

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jan 04, 2019 08:15 PM
6-3 lefty forward Amsali staying in San Beda through college
Rhayyan Amsali is adamant that he will be donning the red and white from now until the foreseeable future (Photo courtesy of Hazel Siy, PSSBC)

Rhayyan Amsali is yet to play a single game for San Beda High School since he transferred there from Nazareth School of National University.

That hasn’t stopped him, however, from declaring his intention to play out his first and final year for the Red Cubs and then immediately moving on up to the school’s Seniors squad. “I have decided, along with my parents, na mag-aaaral po ako ng college sa San Beda and, if god wills, maglalaro para sa Red Lions,” he said.

Early last year, Amsali, a 6-foot-3 versatile forward, was playing for the Bullpups and then, months later, relocated to Taytay to play for the Red Cubs.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, though, his supposed debut was put on hold as he was unable to meet academic requirements back in NU.

That has left him with one season of eligibility in the NCAA Juniors which he only plans on using up in the looming NCAA 95.

Whatever happens there, the Zamboanga native said he will continue to wear the red and white for the next years. “My motivation is to get batter as a student-athlete and San Beda exceeds excellent standards. Best school po ito para sa akin for my future,” he shared.

He then continued, “At siyempre, pagdating sa basketball, back-to-back champion nga po ang Red Lions so kung pagbibigyan ako ng time to play for coach Boyet [Fernandez], maglalaro po ako para makatulong ang ma-maintain yung championship culture nila.”

All in all, Amsali said San Beda’s winning tradition was the clincher for him to commit even though he still has one season to play in the NCAA Juniors. “San Beda has an extra exemplary record sa lahat po kaya I chose to be a Red Lion,” he said.

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