Juniors star's college decision affected by #NewUAAPRule
DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines -- There is no doubt that he's one of the best guards to strut his wares here at the Palaro. Using his speed to weave through defenses, he has caught the fancy of the crowd watching at the Lamberto Macias Sports Center here.
Back in Manila, Renzo Subido's future in college hoops is in limbo because of the new UAAP residency rule.
However, before he ponders what lies ahead of his collegiate career, Subido has one thing in his mind: defend the crown for NCR in boys basketball.
Learning from dad
Unlike most basketball stars, Subido learned to play at a late age of 9 through his dad, Henry, a former UP Fighting Maroon.
The 17-year-old La Salle Zobel star playmaker told Rappler he deems the imposition of the new UAAP residency rule unfair since it requires transferring players from one UAAP school to another to redshirt for two years.
“They are only thinking of the interest of the schools," shared the former RP Youth Under-13 stalwart. "How about the choices of the players?”
“Until now, I haven’t made a decision where to go in college," Subido added. "And it doesn’t matter to me if it’s Ateneo or La Salle, I’ll go to the school where I’ll have playing time.”
First things first
Subido, who idolizes NBA stars Rajon Rondo, Deron Williams and Kobe Bryant, is all heart to help the Big City dribblers defend the secondary boys basketball crown it captured last year in Pangasinan at the expense of CALABARZON.
“The experience playing in the Palaro is awesome, and it makes me want more titles especially I still have a year left before I go to college,” quipped Subido, who also noted that he also plans to try out his luck in basketball in the US.
With two Palaro titles already tucked in his belt, Subido is hungry for more.-- Rappler.com