UAAP Basketball: Ricci Rivero practices with UP for the first time

ABS-CBN Sports on May 29, 2018 07:33 PM
UAAP Basketball: Rivero practices with UP for the first time
(Photo by Camille Naredo, ABS-CBN News Sports via Twitter @camillenaredo)

Former DLSU Green Archer Ricci Rivero has joined the Fighting Maroons in practice for the first time since announcing his move to play for UP.

Over a week after his stunning announcement, Ricci was seen on the court, joining UP's drills wearing a shirt from his clothing brand, in his new school's colors. (Image and footage by Camille Naredo of ABS-CBN News Sports)

Rivero cited UP's 'crazy supportive community', as well as its quality education and culture in choosing the Fighting Maroons as his next team.

In what would be his final year for the Green Archers, Ricci was awarded as the Most Improved Player, and was a UAAP Mythical Selection.

The 20-year-old will have to sit out one year due to the UAAP's transfer rules, and will have three years left to play, starting season 82.

He will team up with fellow Gilas Pilipinas Cadets Juan Gomez de Liano, and Will Gozum as part of a dangerous UP squad that's reinforced by Nigerian big Bright Akhuetie.

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