MANILA, Philippines—Pleasure stuffed Fran Yu after being chosen by Northport within the 2023 PBA Draft on Sunday.
But it surely wasn’t simply because he was chosen because the fourth spherical’s fifth decide, it was additionally as a result of his fellow Letran alumni Brent Paraiso was additionally chosen earlier by Batang Pier.
“After all, we’re excited as a result of we reached the subsequent stage. It’s good as a result of Brent isn’t laborious to be with, he has a excessive IQ,” mentioned Yu in Filipino. “I hope we may give Northport some wins.”
Paraiso was picked by Northport because the fifth decide within the third spherical. Each Yu and Paraiso had been important in giving the Knights a rare three-peat in the NCAA last season.
Paraiso bolstered his inventory in his remaining season in Muralla, averaging 10.5 factors, 4 rebounds and a couple of.5 assists per recreation.
Yu, in the meantime, caught with the method and have become the NCAA Season 95 Finals MVP.
So as to add extra dazzle to the scenario, each gamers’ coach within the NCAA can also be their tactician within the professionals in Bonnie Tan.
Regardless of that being the identical, nonetheless, Yu expects to have an even bigger function for Batang Pier.
“I’m anticipating to have a more experienced function. I’ll search assist from the veterans first after which I’ll apply it.”
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