UAAP Season 81 is fast approaching. This season is different from others: Same teams but same and new coaches to some teams, and also, new faces will be seen in action on the hardcourt.
So here are the list of promising rookies from NCAA and UAAP Juniors before that will be finally seen in action for their collegiate year.
8. Jan Sobrevega, UE Red Warriors
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With his recent statistics of 11.574043 player efficiency rating, 38.69 field goal percentage, 68.75 free throw percentage, 44.04 two points percentage, 33.33 three points percentage, 16.36 points per game, 4.18 assist per game, 2.18 rebound per game, 0.18 blocks per game, and 1.18 steals per game (SPG). Alongside his teammates whose name is big in the UAAP now like Aljun Melecio, Brent Paraiso, and Martin Romero.
This guy is truly a rookie to watch out for this UAAP Season 81.
Runners-up: Jose Antiporda, Allan Beltran, and Carl Lacap
7. Jerom Lastimosa, AdU Falcons
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Runners-up: Jed Colonia, Ivan Maata and Vince and Wilfrey Magbuhos
6. L-jay Gonzales, FEU Tamaraws
With 15.4 points,5.6 assists, 7 .5 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game, Gonzales helped his team to secure the 3rd seed on his last year for juniors.
Runner-up: Clifford Jopia
5. Will Gozum, UP Fighting Maroons
He made a name in NCAA and earned an invitation from Gilas Pilipinas coach for 23 of 23 to prepare for FIBA. Gozum will reunite to his former teammates, GDL Brothers now under Coach Perasol and helped the Maroons to overcome their 6-8 finished last season.
Runners-up: David Murrell and James Spencer
4. Joaqui Manuel, DLSU Green Archers
The swingman has been a big help for the Eaglets, especially during the second round. This 6-foot-3 kid will be one of the keys for the Archers to regain the crown.
Runners-up: Encho Serrano, Brandon Bates, Taane Samuel and Miguel Corteza
3. SJ Belangel, AdMU Blue Eagles
Belangel's maturity and leadership developed under Coach Joe Silva, who is now head coach of UE, this guy is now on his way to help the Ateneo defend their title this season.
Runners-up: Angelo Kouame and Matthew Daves
2. John Lloyd Clemente, NU Bulldogs
The King Bullpup's performance on Filoil Cup shows that he is set to lift the Bulldogs on their standing last season.
Runners-up: Dave Ildefonso, John Galinato and Michael John Malonzo
1. CJ Cansino, UST Growling Tigers
King Cub finished his last year with averaged 24.6 points,12.9 rebounds,3.0 assists and 1.4 steals per game and 88.42 statistical points that helps him to get the MVP awards from Eaglets key players Belangel and Sotto.
Runners-up: Germy Mahinay, Joshua Marcos, Tobi Agustin, Joshua Marcos, Arnold Ando, Ira Bataller, Nathaniel Cosejo, John Lagumen and Kenneth Zamora.
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