Once a DLSU-commit, NCAA Jrs. MVP Mallillin moves to Ateneo

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jun 11, 2017 03:57 PM
Once a DLSU-commit, NCAA Jrs. MVP Mallillin moves to Ateneo
UPSIDE DOWN. Troy Mallillin will be taking his talents from DLSU to Ateneo.

Ateneo de Manila University will get a big boost for its campaign in the UAAP 80 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Not only that, they also snatch away one jewel from the crown of their archrivals.

NCAA Juniors MVP Troy Mallillin will be suiting up for the Blue Eagles when the UAAP season rolls along.

This, a month after backing out of his commitment to De La Salle University.

He was inside the locker room ahead of Ateneo’s rivalry game against the Green Archers on Sunday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

According to a team source, he has been practicing with the Blue Eagles for about two weeks now.

The six-foot-three forward busted out of nowhere to win the MVP on the back of per game counts of 19.3 points, 10.1 rebounds, and one assist in his last year in the Juniors.

This, all while leading College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills in matching its best elimination round finish in school history.

Mallillin decided to join the Green Archers at the end of the NCAA Juniors before withdrawing his commitment due to still undisclosed reasons.

Now, the 17-year-old has apparently taken his talents to the opposite end of the rivalry.

With the Blue Eagles, Mallillin will join a championship-caliber core made up of Mike Nieto, Thirdy Ravena, and Tyler Tio.


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