Red Warriors win confidence-boosting title in Taipei
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 13, 2018 03:12 PM
UE's rebuild has hit the ground running (Photo courtesy of Mark Maloles Instagram)
The University of the East is nothing but confident that its rebuild is on the right path.
The biggest boost thus far for the confidence of the new-look Red Warriors came when they triumphed in the recently concluded 2018 BK Squad Invitational in Taiwan.
There, Alvin Pasaol and company downed a Taiwanese club team boasting of one player from the Chinese Taipei national team, two former veterans of the Asean Basketball League, and one former pro from the Australian State Basketball League to win the championship.
For UE’s main man Pasaol, who famously scored 49 points in a game last season in the UAAP, the title in Taiwan grants them a mental edge heading into Season 81. “We believe in ourselves and we are unstoppable,” he said, full of confidence.
While sharing the same confidence Pasaol has, head coach Joe Silva preferred to say that the championship is primary proof that the Red Warriors will not be pushovers in the looming collegiate wars. “Our championship in Taiwan just shows that we can compete with any team in the UAAP as long as we follow the system and do our jobs,” he said.
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