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UAAP tightens foreign player cap to one per team

The UAAP will further limit the number of foreign players in a certain
team a month after Cameroonian Alfred Aroga won a Finals MVP.
Ivan Saldajeno (file photo)
By Dugout Philippines

The UAAP begins a slow route toward going all-Filipino anew as the league made an amendment about the number of foreign student-athletes to play in the men's basketball games.

As per a report from Spin.PH, Rod Roque, this season's secretary-treasurer, announced during the PSA Forum in Manila City that only one foreign player will be allowed to suit up for each team for next season.

Prior to the rule tweak, each team can have two foreign student-athletes to suit up with only one of them allowed to play at a certain period.

Also, Roque mulled at an option to stop foreign player recruitment next season and just let the recruited "imports" max out their playing years.

The NCAA already made its move toward a full "ban" on foreign players.

The said move also came at the heels of a foreign student-athlete winning a Finals MVP honor in NU's Alfred Aroga.