Jarinís first recruit for NU is a former Blue Eaglet

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jan 31, 2017 03:05 PM
Jarinís first recruit for NU is a former Blue Eaglet
OLD TIES THAT BIND. Enzo Joson, seen here playing for the Ateneo Blue Eaglets, is Jamike Jarin's first-ever recruit for NU.

One month into his tenure as head coach of National University, Jamike Jarin has his first recruit.

The one-time NCAA champion coach was only happy to share that the Bulldogs have secured the services of pointman Enzo Joson. “We have a problem at the point guard position and right now, we have recruited Enzo Joson. That’s the first thing we did to fill that void,” he said.

Joson played four years for Ateneo de Manila High School before taking his talents to Traill International School in Thailand.

Now with someone who knows a thing or two about Blue Eaglets calling the shots for the Bulldogs, the now 19-year-old has decided to come home.

The five-foot-11 guard averaged 6.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.8 steals in his last year in Ateneo. Backstopping the likes of Matt Nieto and Jolo Mendoza then, he was a key cog in the school’s 2015 championship.

However, Jarin was quick to clarify that he isn’t putting any pressure on his first recruit just yet. As he put it, “Not much expectations yet because he’s still a rookie,” he said.

Nonetheless, Joson’s arrival gets the ball rolling in Jarin’s recruitment.

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