UAAP SEASON 76

UAAP: Greatness starts here

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12:43 AM June 29th, 2013

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By: Jasmine W. Payo, June 29th, 2013 12:43 AM

The UAAP raises the curtains on its 76th season with the theme “Greatness never ends,” shining the spotlight on the stars whose hustle, energy and heart thrill the fans no end.

The league kicks off this season with the centerpiece men’s basketball tournament and it is but fitting that we bring you the teams’ resident leaders, who will try to tow their squads to the championship in what could be the most wide-open race for the crown.

RAY PARKS
National University

2011 and 2012 UAAP Most Valuable Player
Last season’s stats: 21.4 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 4.4 apg, 1.5 spg, 1.3 bpg
Position: Guard
Height: 6’3

“We’re hoping and looking for bigger and better things like the UAAP championship, that’s our goal since day one.”

KIEFER RAVENA
Ateneo

2011 UAAP Rookie of the Year and Mythical Team member
Last season’s stats: 14.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.1 spg
Position: Guard
Height: 6’0

“Even if we’re the five-peat champions, we’re the underdogs. So we have to focus even more, work on our system, work to our strengths. It’s still possible; it’s not a long shot to get another championship.”

JERON TENG
La Salle

2012 UAAP Rookie of the Year
Last season’s stats: 16.6 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.6 apg
Position:Guard/ Forward
Height: 6’2

“After last year’s campaign, I’m more experienced. I have to be one of the leaders of the team.”

TERRENCE ROMEO
Far Eastern University

2012 UAAP Mythical Team member and 2010 Rookie of the Year
Last season’s stats: 18.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.4 spg
Position: Point Guard
Height: 5’11

“We now know each one’s strongest points. We’ve learned when to attack, when to pass the ball, so we can all help the team.”

JERIC TENG
University of Santo Tomas

2009 UAAP Rookie of the Year
Last season’s stats: 13.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.1 apg
Position: Guard/Forward
Height: 6’1

“It’s my last year and I want to end my career with a championship. I’m very confident with my team. We have the experience and we’re hungrier this season.”

ROI SUMANG
University of the East

Last season’s stats: 18.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 4.9 apg, 1.4 spg
Position: Guard
Height: 5’8

“We’re sick and tired of losing. The team can count on my leadership.”

RODNEY BRONDIAL
Adamson

Last season’s stats: 9.8 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.5 bpg

Position: Power forward

Height: 6’5

“This is our best chance. We have [African center Ingrid] Sewa, my teammates are motivated. The team is determined to win a championship.”

JOSEPH MARATA
University of the Philippines

Returned to UP after suiting up for La Salle, a former UAAP juniors MVP with UP Integrated School
Position: Guard/Forward
Height: 6’2

“It has been a long time and it feels good to be back. It’s still different to play for Maroon pride.”

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