UAAP: UST's Germy Mahinay out to prove LPU wrong about redshirting him

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 03, 2018 05:41 PM
UAAP: Mahinay out to prove LPU wrong about redshirting him
Germy Mahinay (red jersey, with ball) feels like he has something to prove - especially to former team LPU

Germy Mahinay was listed as a reserve for Lyceum of the Philippines University in the ongoing NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Just a week after the season started, however, the rookie big man was seen in training sessions of University of Sto. Tomas.

As it turns out, Mahinay transferred from Intramuros to Espana for the betterment of his young career. “Lumipat ako (kasi) nawala yung usapan namin ni coach Topex [Robinson]. Sa part ko, masakit kasi pinangakuan ako sa harap ng parents ko na lineup ako sa season,” he shared.

He then continued, “(Pero) opening day, sinabi sa akin na, as of now, reserve ka for us.”

Last March, the Pirates secured the services of the 6-foot-5 big man, expectedly, to fortify the frontline that already includes Mike Nzeusseu, Toci Tansingco, and Ranzelle Yong.

As to why he was left out of the active lineup, however, Mahinay said the Pirates had no explanation. “Wala naman (silang) sinabing reason,” he claimed.

That is exactly why, now he has found a new home in UST, the former San Beda High School stalwart said he has a chip on his shoulder. “Ipapakita ko na medyo mali yung ginawa nila. Ipu-prove ko sila na wrong,” he said.

That doesn’t mean, however, that Mahinay will be carrying too heavy of a load – even for head coach Aldin Ayo’s rebuilding crew. “Siguro, okay naman yung rookie year ko kasi halos lahat naman ng teammate ko, napapakisamahan ko nang maayos. Sa responsibilities siguro, gagawin ko lang part ko as a big man,” he said.


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