FEU set for Subic, Iloilo trip as part of UAAP buildup
Far Eastern University will push its buildup for the UAAP up a notch a couple months before the 81st season of one of the country’s premiere collegiate leagues rolls off.
The FEU men’s basketball team will travel to Subic on July 9 to start a three-day boot camp where the Tamaraws will aim to develop its off court chemistry and also try to trim the roster to a 16-man lineup.
“Right now we’re still at 21 players so on we’ll go to Subic to start our boot camp and everyone will be there,” said Racela in Filipino Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.
“We’ll be in Subic for three days that will be filled with road work and the players will also get into activities to build chemistry.”
The Tamaraws ended the Filoil Preseason Cup as the third-placers after a dominant 78-58 win over College of St. Benilde and Racela said the summer tournament was the end of the first phase of their preparations for the UAAP.
After getting back home to Manila from the Subic trip, Racela said the team will continue the second phase of their offseason preparation in Iloilo on July 17.
Racela said the goal for Season 81 is to improve from FEU’s fourth-seed finish in Season 80 when the Tamaraws settled for a 7-7 record.
“Every day we’re trying to improve from last season up to this season,” said Racela. “With the tournaments we’ve joined, I know that helped in our development.”
“That’s the goal for the second phase of our preparations, that we should be better each and every day.”