UAAP: La Salle now has its point guard of the future in Joel Cagulangan

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on May 17, 2018 10:16 PM
UAAP: La Salle now has its PG of the future in Cagulangan
La Salle has already made sure that Joel Cagulangan will not be going anywhere else

Still with one year left to play for La Salle Greenhills, Joel Cagulangan has already committed to his college of choice.

The NCAA champion and top point guard prospect will continue to wear green and white when he suits up for De La Salle University following his high school graduation next year. “Opo, sa La Salle po ako maglalaro; yung dream school ko po,” he told ABS-CBN Sports.

The development was first reported by Go Archers.com.

Cagulangan had for himself a breakout season in last year’s NCAA Juniors when he willed the Greenies to their first-ever championship. To do so, he and his team had to fight through a playoff for the fourth and final playoff berth, top-seeded and dynastic San Beda High School, and then defending champion Mapua High School.

Through all of that, the 5-foot-9 playmaker left his heart out on the floor each and every game and his teammates only followed suit all the way to the title.

Along with being a champion and Finals MVP, Cagulangan was also a Mythical selection, averaging 16.2 points in 42.7 percent shooting on top of 6.8 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 2.3 steals.

He will be back in the NCAA Juniors for the upcoming season as he and LSGH try to go back-to-back.

Whatever happens from there, the recruit from Butuan will then move up to play for the Green Archers, steadying a spot that will be left behind by then by Kib Montalbo and Andrei Caracut. “Ang madadala ko po siguro dun, yung puso ko pa rin po,” he said.

When he finally plays for La Salle, he will be teaming up with Aljun Melecio and incoming Jordan Bartlett to form a still fiery backcourt.

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