UST welcomes its PG of the future in Cebu Jrs. MVP LA Casinillo
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 04, 2020 11:43 AM
(Photo courtesy of LA Casinillo)
University of Sto. Tomas is going out of its way to make sure it remains in contention from now until the foreseeable future.
With that, the Espana-based schools is getting its hands on a combo guard who won MVP in the CESAFI Jrs. in the form of LA Casinillo.
Last year, the 6-foot-1 playmaker led Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu all the way to its first title since 2016.
Now, he is all set to join forces with Jacob Cortez in leading the Tiger Cubs into continued contention starting UAAP Season 83. "I promise UST that I will give my very best. Hopefully, I will bring out the leadership and the skills I've learned in SHS-Ateneo," he said.
Just 17-years-old, Casinillo is a promising prospect who, for UST head coach Aldin Ayo, will be key to the entire program's future.
He will be following in the footsteps of Mark Nonoy who starred for the Tiger Cubs before making an immediate impact as Rookie of the Year with the Growling Tigers.
For the Bacolod native, coach Aldin - now the overseer of the black and gold's Srs. and Jrs. programs - is the first and foremost reason why he's taking his talents to UST. "I chose UST because I feel that I'm in good hands with coach Aldin Ayo," he said.
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