UAAP: Clad in yellow, former Archer Brent Paraiso still bleeds green

Philip Matel on Oct 03, 2018 04:49 PM
UAAP: Clad in yellow, Brent Paraiso still bleeds green
Even though Brent Paraiso did not hold ill will towards his teammates, he said that he talked to them, albeit just for a short amount of time.

A La Sallian all through his life, it was a very weird feeling for Brent Paraiso to wear yellow and support a university that wasn't in green or wasn't under the De La Salle Education System.

For the first time, Paraiso, now enrolled at the University of Santo Tomas, was rooting against De La Salle University.

In the first UST-DLSU meeting since he, along with head coach Aldin Ayo and star forward Ricci Rivero departed from Taft, Paraiso was in attendance, sporting his new school's colors. 

Paraiso however, will be redshirting this year due to the residency rule. He'll be eligible to play next season.

Even he could not explain the feeling of seeing his high school alma mater as the opposition for the first time.

"It feels weird, since I played all my life with De La Salle," the forward said after the game.

After the final buzzer of the game wherein his former team thrashed his new team by 27, the 6'2 swingman sang both the DLSU Alma Mater song and the UST Hymn, a clear indication that he is both a La Sallian and a Thomasian at heart.

Paraiso shared that he does not hold ill will towards his teammates, adding that he was able to interact with them, albeit just for a short amount of time.

In preparing for next season, Paraiso bared that he is continuing to practice his skills under Ayo. "[My] transition is pretty okay. Just working on my craft to get better."

 

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