6-3 lefty Amsali stays in San Beda amidst interest from other schools

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Dec 21, 2019 02:00 PM
Amsali stays in San Beda amidst interest from other schools
(Photo by Josh Albelda)

From helping its Jrs. Team climb the mountaintop once more, Rhayyan Amsali will now set his sights to helping San Beda University the crown it had just lost.

Amsali has repeated his commitment to the red and white, Saturday. "Stay na po talaga ako sa San Beda," he said.

The 6-foot-3 forward had already voiced his intention to graduate from Red Cub to Red Lion earlier in the year.

He then proceeded to put up per game counts of 16.6 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 1.6 steals as San Beda's Jrs. team went on to claim the championship for the first time since 2015.

As it turns out, however, a handful of other schools from both the NCAA and the UAAP made late pushes for Amsali, a known all-around player who blends his big body with mobility.

After thoroughly thinking about it, however, the lefty chose to stay with the school that has become his new home after a strong stint in Nazareth School of National University. "Kahit po may ibang kumukuha sa akin, mas pinili ko po talagang San Beda pa rin. Mas kailangan po nila ako rito," he said.

With the Red Lions, Amsali will join a hungry core fronted by Season MVP Calvin Oftana and "Bandana Bros." James Canlas and Evan Nelle.

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