Sherrif reinstated for UST as Tigers open Season 79
ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 04, 2016 10:03 AM
What a month so far for Jamil Sherrif.
Looks like Jamil Sherrif gets to play his final year in the UAAP after all.
A day before playing their first game, Sherrif was once again activated for the Growling Tigers as UST takes on Ateneo to start the men's basketball tournament of UAAP Season 79.
The 5'7" Sherrif was ruled ineligible last Thursday citing the UAAP rule that says a player must be below 25 years old as of July 31.
Sherrif celebrated his 25th birthday on July 21.
In a report by The Varsitarian, UST appealed Sherrif's case the the Fil-Canadian guard was reinstated just in time for the Tigers' opening matchup.
"They had a final board meeting kanina. UST appealed my case and they went back to the old rules where UAAP used to start in July," Sherrif said via text message to The Varsitarian.
Sherrif has been a steady presence at the point for UST since he emerged during the second round of Season 76.
He's one of the last remaining veterans that was part of the Tigers' previous finals appearances. He averaged 2.3 points and 2.1 assists in Season 78.