Ramirez backtracks from Letran, brings over versatility to La Salle

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Feb 21, 2020 05:21 PM
Ramirez brings over versatility to La Salle
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Joshua Ramirez vows to keep on doing it all as he takes his talents to De La Salle University.

"I will always be thankful and grateful to Letran for the opportunity to represent them with pride, but at this point, I will continue my journey with DLSU," he said.

Last November, the 19-year-old had initially committed to Colegio de San Juan de Letran.

It was in his one and only year as a Squire that Ramirez opened eyes with averages of 13.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 27.3 minutes.

The Intramuros-based school had hoped that the 6-foot-3 swingman, along with his versatility, would move on up to the Knights.

Now, however, Ramirez has decided to challenge himself in another school, in another team, and in another league.

The former Batang Gilas player will provide a boost off the bench for first-year head coach Derrick Pumaren and mainstays Justine Baltazar and Aljun Melecio.

He can score from the perimeter, as evidenced by his 33 total threes in his last year in the NCAA Jrs., as well as the paint where he can pull off nifty finishes with either hand.

At the same time, Ramirez can be a facilitator for his teammates all while being a disciplined defender.


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