6-8 two-way force Quiambao the crown jewel in La Salle's big offseason

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 01, 2020 12:38 PM
6-8 Quiambao the crown jewel in La Salle's big offseason
(Photo courtesy of UAAP)

In just a month, De La Salle University has gotten many, many building blocks for its future.

And the Green Archers may very well have gotten the cornerstone in their rebuild in the form of 6-foot-8 Kevin Quiambao.

"Dati pa pong gusto kong maglaro para sa La Salle," he said after the news broke. "Yung culture and yung support nila sa mga player nila is sobrang ganda."

Quiambao was one-half of the twin towers that lifted Nazareth School of National University to back-to-back championships in the UAAP Jrs.

In his last year as a Bullpup, the now 19-year-old posted per game counts of 12.6 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.4 blocks.

His end-to-end impact all throughout the tournament was more than enough to thrust him to the very top of the 2020 UAAP NBTC 24.

Now, the two-way big man is being eyed to become the ready-made replacement for graduating talented tower Justine Baltazar.

For the next years, he will have alongside him other high school standouts in CJ Austria from University of the East, Joshua David from La Salle Green Hills, Emman Galman from University of Perpetual Help, Jonnel Policarpio from Mapua High School, Joshua Ramirez from Colegio de San Juan de Letran as well as Filipino-American brothers Michael and Benjamin Philips.

All of these names are part of La Salle's big-time offseason haul.

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