Former NCAA Jrs. MVP Mike Enriquez headed to UST

Former NCAA Jrs. MVP Mike Enriquez headed to UST
For the second day in a row, UST has secured the services of a Juniors MVP

Excuse him, but Mike Enriquez is on his way to University of Sto. Tomas.

After many months of reflection, the Mapua High School standout has finally decided where his next step will take him. "UST na po ako," he told ABS-CBN Sports.

He then continued, explaining his decision, "Maganda po kasing opportunity ito na maipakita ko lalo laro ko tsaka gusto rin po ng parents ko yung school."

Enriquez was hailed as the MVP of the NCAA Juniors in Season 91.

That meant that he was the top individual player in the league in just his second season and at just 17 years of age.

However, the 5-foot-10 guard's next two years were forgettable, to say the least, with his Season 92 plagued by injury and his Season 93 ending with a lost championship.

Still, the well-rounded skills that made him an NCAA Juniors MVP remains - steady ballhandling, smart playmaking, stout defending, solid rebounding, and scoring when need be.

Enriquez's continued development will also be ensured by the fact that he will still be with Randy Alcantara - his head coach with the Red Robins who is now concurrently an assistant coach for the Growling Tigers.

The last two days have been filled with nothing but good news for Espana.

A day ago, UAAP Juniors top individual player and King Tiger Cub CJ Cansino formally announced his commitment to staying.

Now, they are getting another high school MVP who has already been battle-hardened at only 19-years-old. He will bolster a backcourt that already has Marvin Lee and Jordan Sta. Ana as well as the returning Renzo Subido.


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