No break for Baste's Bulanadi who is now headed to MPBL, PBA Draft

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 05, 2019 08:34 PM
No break for Bulanadi who is now headed to MPBL, PBA Draft
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Allyn Bulanadi's time in San Sebastian College-Recoletos is over.

Bulanadi's fifth and final season came to a close as the Golden Stags bowed to Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Tuesday at Cuneta Astrodome.

Without a doubt, the long-limbed lefty gave his all in his last game in red and gold with 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and three blocks.

Still, he is sure he has much left in the tank as he takes the next step in his young career - playing for Basilan in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League.

In fact, Bulanadi will be practicing with the Steel for the first time on Wednesday. "Sa (November) 16, may home game kami against Nueva Ecija so siguro bukas, ensayo na ako. Wala nang pahi-pahinga, dire-diretso na," he said.

While he will give his new team anything and everything he has, the 6-foot-2 forward also made it clear that he has another step in mind. As he put it, "Yung PBA, goal ko talaga yan so sinabihan ko na yung mga boss sa Basilan na baka ilang games lang ako sa kanila."

He then continued, "Lulubusin ko pa rin naman lahat yun, yun ang promise ko, pero yung goal ko talaga, magpapa-draft.

As he moves forward, Bulanadi is nothing but confident that his five-year career in Baste can speak for itself - especially his last season which has him very much in the running for a place in the Mythical Team. "Sana nasiyahan naman sila sa lahat ng ginawa ko. Unti-unti ko namang nakuha yung kumpyansa ko rito," he said.

Nonetheless, he also knows full well all the weaknesses he needs to work on. "Siyempre, ibang level na yung competition nun. Puro malalaki na katawan dun so magpapalaki ako ng katawan konti tapos mental preparation din," he said.

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