NCAA: Ex-Knights EJ Agbong, Jason Celis find new home in JRU

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 04, 2019 02:46 PM
NCAA: Ex-Knights Agbong, Celis find new home in JRU
Versatile forward EJ Agbong and heady guard Jason Celis will now help out in JRU's lift-off

Jose Rizal University has picked up a pair of promising prospects to help it get off the ground.

EJ Agbong and Jason Celis, who played for Colegio de San Juan de Letran a year ago, are the newest Heavy Bombers who will be key cogs for head coach Louie Gonzalez and his grand rebuild.

Agbong has been a glue guy since his days for contending Adamson High School and Chiang Kai Shek College in the Jrs. The 6-foot-2 versatile forward averaged 1.1 points and 1.3 rebounds in 5.6 minutes as a reserve for Bong Quinto and Jerrick Balanza last season.

Celis, meanwhile, once helped steer the Baby Falcons and then the Blue Dragons to the top tier of the Jrs. The 5-foot-9 heady guard normed 2.1 points in 4.4 minutes as a backup for JP Calvo and Fran Yu last season.

However, the two found themselves lost in the shuffle as the Knights went with a coaching change in the offseason.

Both Agbong and Celis will undergo one-year residency and will then be eligible for JRU in NCAA Season 96.

Then, the Kalentong ballers are hoping they can complement a core that includes do-it-all Agem Miranda, energizer Ry Dela Rosa, two-way force John Amores, solid pillar Marwin Dionisio, and fiery guards JL Delos Santos and Thomas Vasquez.


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