Former La Salle big man J-Boy Gob to rise again in UP
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on May 28, 2018 02:51 PM
J-Boy Gob (third from left) will be re-united with former La Salle Greenhills teammate Ricci Rivero, but now, the two of them will be playing for UP
There is no more stopping the University of the Philippines from taking in talent.
The Fighting Maroons are getting yet another talented transferee in former De La Salle University big man J-Boy Gob.
The development was confirmed by head coach Bo Perasol himself on Monday. “He’ll be a welcome addition. He’s full of drive, full of talent, and he can shoot,” he told reporters.
He then continued, “But he needs to have that opportunity to showcase whatever he has.”
Gob is a 6-foot-5 tower who stood strong for La Salle Greenhills averaging 14.9 points and 15.1 rebounds in his last year there before totaling one point and one rebound as a rookie with the Green Archers in Season 78.
Unfortunately, he then tore his ACL in back-to-back years.
The 21-year-old Gob’s last game for La Salle’s Team A was in May 11 in the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup before getting re-assigned to its Team B.
From there, he decided he would continue his collegiate career somewhere else.
Good thing for State U, Perasol has always had his eye on Gob. “In fact, I really wanted to have him when I was in Ateneo, but he opted to go to La Salle,” the former Blue Eagles mentor shared.
He then continued, “At least this time, we can really have him.”
After serving his one-year residency, new UP big man Gob will be officially donning the maroon and green for Season 82.
Then, he will be alongside fellow transferee Ricci Rivero as well as a more seasoned core including Bright Akhuetie, Gomez de Liano brothers Javi and Juan, Will Gozum, Jun Manzo, David Murell, and Jaydee Tungcab.
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