NCAA: JRU gets building block for future in John Amores

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jan 21, 2019 07:35 PM
NCAA: JRU gets building block for future in John Amores
JRU will be welcoming with open arms the two-way impact John Amores is more than capable of making

Last season, Jose Rizal University had its worst showing in the Vergel Meneses era.

Still, the Heavy Bombers have reason to hope in the new year in the form of John Amores. “Sa JRU pa rin po ako mag-college,” he said.

Amores, a 6-foot-2 stocky swingman, was the leader of the Light Bomber crew that was the pleasant surprise of the NCAA 94 Juniors a year ago.

As they made a welcome return to the Final Four, so did Amores make himself the Most Improved Player with per game counts of a team-best 17.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.3 steals.

Now, the 19-year-old has committed to help JRU’s Seniors squad make its own welcome return to the Final Four.

Amores will add much-needed scoring to the Heavy Bombers who trudged through a 3-15 campaign a season ago. He is also expected to bring over his physical defense in the next level.

Alongside him will be another John the Kalentong ballers are hoping to be a huge help for them.

John Delos Santos, an explosive point guard, will still be with his running mate, now for JRU Seniors.

He averaged 11.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 2.3 steals last year as the Light Bombers’ court general.

Amores and Delos Santos are expected to make an immediate impact so that team leader Jed Mendoza will finally get the supporting cast he needs.

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