‘Next Art Dela Cruz’ Carlo Abadeza now in La Salle

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jun 19, 2018 08:21 PM
‘Next Art Dela Cruz’ Carlo Abadeza now in La Salle
Carlo Abadeza is nothing but determined for a spot in the La Salle roster

Quietly and in the shadows, De La Salle University is restocking its arsenal.

Already with solid commits such as Christian Manaytay, Joaqui Manuel, and Errol Pastor, the Green Archers now also have transferee big man Carlo Abadeza trying out for a spot on their roster.

Abadeza, a 6-foot-4 forward with range, was a key cog for Arellano High School’s contending teams before committing to San Beda University.

When he committed, Red Lions mentor Boyet Fernandez likened him to school greats Art Dela Cruz and Javee Mocon.

However, the now 20-year-old failed to break through in Mendiola’s fully-loaded Team A last season.

Now, he hopes to get a better shot over at Taft Avenue. “Ita-try ko lang po rito kung mas okay para sa akin,” he said.

While his last season as a Brave and his time in San Beda were forgettable, Abadeza was still a one-time member of the NCAA Juniors Mythical Team and was one of those who carried once-upstart Arellano High onto legitimate contention.

Hopefully, he gets another chance to showcase his skills now alongside a supersized La Salle frontcourt that includes Justine Baltazar, Santi Santilla, Filipino-Australian Brandon Bates, and New Zealand reinforcement Taane Samuel.

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