Fil-Am bros beef up Balti-led big man rotation of La Salle

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 09, 2020 12:42 PM
Fil-Am bros beef up Balti-led big man rotation of La Salle
(Photo courtesy of Michael Philips)

De La Salle University's frontcourt just keeps getting bigger and better.

Continuing a headline-grabbing offseason, the Green Archers are getting their hands on a couple of Filipino-American big men in brothers Michael and Benjamin Philips.

The two both stand at 6-foot-8 and are being looked at as big boosts, alongside incoming foreign student-athlete Amadou Ndiaye of Senegal, to a rotation led by Mythical selection Justine Baltazar and Filipino-Australian workhorse Brandon Bates.

Between the two, Michael has more upside as he is fresh out of high school.

In his last year for Florida-based Creekside HS, he posted per game counts of 12.9 points, 11.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1.4 blocks.

Meanwhile, Benjamin is no slouch either as he himself is a bruising big who had already been taking a business degree in Miami (OH) before transferring to Taft Avenue.

The Philips brothers are latest addition to a whirlwind past two weeks of recruiting for La Salle which had just welcomed with open arms high school standouts CJ Austria, Emman Galman, and Jonnel Policarpio. Earlier, it had also secured the services of Joshua David and Joshua Ramirez.


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