Will we still see Mythical selection Aroga in NU next year?

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Dec 01, 2015 12:50 PM
Will we still see Mythical selection Aroga in NU next year?
SAY IT AIN'T SO. Will NU bring back Mythical selection Alfred Aroga next season?

National University’s roller-coaster ride of a title defense ended with a whimper in the semifinals of the UAAP 78 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

And just as he was the embodiment of their up-and-down season, Alfred Aroga was also the personification of the Bulldogs final game in the tournament. He ended with subpar numbers of seven points and 15 rebounds as the now-dethroned champions were soundly defeated, 55-64.

Asked about it afterwards, the soft-spoken center said, “I felt bad. I feel I didn’t give my best.”

In what apparently is a testament to his talent, however, the Cameroonian’s admitted underachievement still had him adjudged as the league’s best big man, joining MVP Kiefer Ravena, “co-MVP” Kevin Ferrer, Most Improved Player Ed Daquioag, and Jeron Teng in the Mythical Team.

As such, we could only expect an even better Aroga next season, couldn’t we? He himself wasn’t so sure in saying, “I can’t really say anything about it. It’s up to the coaches and management.”

And if coaches and management do decide in the affirmative – as there’s seemingly no good reason not to bring back a Mythical selection? All the NU center had to say was, “Definitely.”

ABS-CBN Sports tried to reach coach Eric Altamirano for comment, but he is yet to respond as of press time.


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