Renzo Subido hopes breakthrough leads all the way to PBA

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 28, 2019 02:20 PM
Renzo Subido hopes breakthrough leads all the way to PBA
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Renzo Subido began his fifth and final year for University of Sto. Tomas as a potent scoring option.

He closed his collegiate career as an all-around point guard that steered the Growling Tigers to a pleasant surprise of a Finals run.

Now, the 5-foot-8 playmaker is hoping to bank on this breakthrough campaign for the 2019 PBA Draft.

“I feel excited about living my dream which is being able to play in the PBA if given a chance,” he said a day after his application to the rookie selection process was filed last Wednesday. “After all, the PBA is what all my hard work was for.”

In the recently concluded season, he averaged 8.8 points, 3.8 assists, and 2.1 rebounds - and hit the big-time triple that essentially shot the black and gold from fourth-seed to the Finals.

For Subido, getting drafted will also be yet another big-time win for UST’s rejuvenated basketball program. As he put it, “I owe UST so much. I would have not been where am I today of it were not for UST.”

He then continued, “Hence, if given a chance to play in the PBA, I will always live up to the ideals of being a Thomasian.”

It is yet to be determined if the 23-year-old will finish what he had already started with San Juan in the MPBL.

Because the new PBA season is being penciled in for March of next year, though, he will still play with the Knights for the foreseeable future.

Alongside Subido, Far Eastern University’s Hubert Cani, Wendell Comboy, and Barkley Ebona as well as College of St. Benilde’s Yankie Haruna and San Sebastian College-Recoletos’ Alvin Capobres have also declared for the 2019 PBA Draft on December 8.

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