There's a chance we're seeing Alvin Pasaol's last season for UE in the UAAP

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 04, 2018 05:44 PM
There's a chance we're seeing Pasaol's last season in UAAP
Alvin Pasaol promises to keep going all-out for UE - whether this would be his last year or not

ANTIPOLO – University of the East lost its seventh straight game on Sunday at the Ynares Center here.

As always, Alvin Pasaol was the lone bright spot for them with 24 points and 12 rebounds as they dropped to 1-11.

No other Red Warrior scored in double digits.

Of course, it’s just human nature for Pasaol to feel frustrated. “Pinag-iisipan ko pa kung babalik ako sa UE. Ngayon, tentative pa ako kasi siyempre, yung nangyayari ngayon,” he told reporters.

He then continued, “I hope mapag-isipan ko na babalik ako.”

And this is rooted not just in the tough tournament they’re going through.

Now in his third-year in UE, he only has a win-loss record of 7-33.

If he does forego of his fourth and final playing year, Pasaol may very well enter the 2018 PBA Draft. “Yun yung pinag-iisipan ko – kung maga-apply ako sa PBA Draft. Yun yung nagbo-bother sa akin ngayon,” he told reporters.

The deadline for applicants in this year’s rookie selection process is December 3.

That gives the Davao native a month to mull things over.

Through all that, he has one promise for the faithful over at Recto. “Walang maapektuhan sa laro ko, walang magbabago. I’m playing my last two games siguro kaya buhos pa rin,” he said, promising to continue his averages of 24 points and 10 rebounds.

If Pasaol decides to stay, though, he has much reason to hope as next year, 6-9 Senegalese Adama Diakhite, Filipino-Kiwi Richie Rodgers, and former Ateneo de Manila University player John Apacible, among others, will be eligible.


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