The UAAP Basketball Cuties We’re Totally Crushing On
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 16, 2019 10:24 AM
Ricci Rivero is just among one of the the UAAP heartthrobs that we all need in our lives.
UAAP Season 82 is past its midway point and as we watch these basketball stars play their hearts out on the court, we just can’t help but gush over their dashing looks.
Here are the UAAP Season 82 crush-worthy hotties who stole our hearts—handpicked by no less than Cornetto, the ultimate promotor ng kilig.
1. Ricci Rivero, University of the Philippines
While Ricci’s mad skills on the court have already scored him major points in our book, what we love most about him is his growth mindset. Taking his talents from La Salle to UP, this charming swingman wholeheartedly embraced the Fighting Maroon culture to become the better version of himself—realigning his roots to grow in Diliman’s grounds.
2. Jordan Bartlett, De La Salle University
This Green Archer has proven that he’s got a whole lot more to offer besides his gorgeous looks. Just last August, Jordan shared his time and talent with underprivileged kids in one of PUSO Foundation’s outreach programs. There, he taught them the basics of basketball and helped out in distributing school supplies.
"This is an amazing, fulfilling feeling. With every outreach, I'm reminded even more of how resilient these kids are," he shared.
Do you feel that? That’s your heart fluttering at the sight of this guy who’s got passion for both the game?—and for service!
3. Jerrick Ahanmisi, Adamson University
Dubbing himself as a jokester, Jerrick has a way of making the people around him smile. “I'm always making people laugh, so it's like whenever I see somebody else laugh or smile, it makes me happy, too,” he shared during his interview with ABS-CBN Sports. He even put up a YouTube channel, JAYMON3Y, dedicated to entertain people through gaming and vlogging.
We don’t know about you, but there’s just something attractive about a guy who doesn’t take himself too seriously.
4. Alec Stockton, Far Eastern University
Now, FEU’s battle cry is to “Be Brave.” That’s exactly what Alec Stockton is—especially when it comes to his family. That’s right, this Tam is a fam guy! If you need receipts, we’ve got ‘em here.
Here, he greets his mom AKA “The Real MVP” on Mother’s Day.
And here’s Alec proudly showing off his teammates, whom he also considers his brothers.
Hands down. You just can’t go wrong with a guy who puts his ohana first.
5. Renzo Subido, University of Sto. Tomas
If you follow Renzo on Instagram, you’ve probably seen his #travelgoals posts. From climbing Mt. Daraitan to wandering in Capones Island, this Tiger’s definitely got a knack for adventure.
Tbh, he’s got us singing, “I love you, Subido—kahit buong linggo!”
6. John Lloyd Clemente, National University
If you think the only JLC who could knock you off your feet is John Lloyd Cruz, think again! We’ve got all eyes on NU’s swingman, #9 John Lloyd Clemente. I mean, if we were to create a local film about basketball, he would probably be the leading man anyway!
Just look at this Bulldog, oozing with confidence!
You can be the Popoy to our Basha anytime, JLC!
7. Philip Manalang, University of the East
The Red Warrior calls himself as a real-life point guard, applying his values on and off the court.
8. Tyler Tio, Ateneo de Manila University
As much as Tyler likes competing for the championship, he loves competing for his dog’s attention even more!
Meet the Blue Eagle’s adorable pupper, Mallow:
Admit it: When a guy has a soft spot for pups, it makes them all the more lovable, amirite?
We’re pretty sure that discovering a different side of these top ballers gave you major kilig. We can’t blame you—these Cornetto Cuties are just downright crushable! Speaking of crush, here’s our challenge: the next time you see your dream guy, why not say hi? And if you’re really feeling bold, try copping some lines from Cornetto’s all-new cone lids, featuring swoon-worthy lines to help you reveal your feelings to that special someone!
Reaching out to your crush can be embarrassing, we know—especially if you’re crushing on guys like these UAAP cuties! But sometimes, a sweet and cool “hello” is all it takes to unleash the kilig!