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UAAP: Nic Cabañero glad to be a part of UST’s revival bid below Pido Jarencio


UST's Nic Cabanero.

FILE–UST’s Nic Cabanero. –Picture by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.web

MANILA, Philippines — Nic Cabañero needed to sacrifice his curly hair as returning College of Santo Tomas coach Pido Jarencio introduced again his trademark buzz lower requirement for his gamers within the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball match.

However the third-year UST guard didn’t remorse slicing his hair quick as he welcomes all of the modifications of their tradition with Jarencio bringing again his ‘Puso, Satisfaction, Palaban’ mantra after being away with the college for the previous 10 years.

“I don’t care about my coiffure as a result of that’s what he needs,” Cabañero advised Inquirer Sports activities in Filipino. “He applied it, for us to be dedicated to UST and to him. I’m glad to be a part of his group and have him as our coach.”

After a irritating 1-13 season final 12 months, Cabañero continues to develop his recreation and management for the younger UST group, which misplaced Jamba Garing, Royce Mantua, Ian Herrera, and Richi Calimag.

Nic Cabañero on enjoying for returning UST coach Pido Jarencio and sporting their buzz haircuts. #UAAPSeason86

Posted by Inquirer Sports activities on Friday, September 29, 2023

“There’s loads [of changes]. I’ve improved my management as a result of I do know coach Pido is a good motivator. I’m additionally serving to him construct the group as a result of I’m just like the extension of our coaches because the co-captain of Paul [Manalang],” mentioned the high-scoring guard in Filipino.

Cabañero, who averaged 17.6 factors, 6.6 rebounds, and a couple of.9 assists per recreation final season, mentioned the group made essentially the most of their build-up that began final February together with a coaching camp in South Korea.

UST  is parading the roster that additionally contains holdovers Paul Manalang, Adama Faye, and Christian Manaytay, in addition to newcomers SJ Moore and Mark Llemit.

“We’re excited to be a part of the second coming of Puso, Satisfaction, Palaban. Each observe and tune-up recreation, we made positive to study from our preparation and the recommendation of our coaches,” he mentioned.

UST opens its marketing campaign towards host College of the East on Saturday, 2 p.m., at MOA Area nd Cabañero guarantees to go all out each recreation.

“I’ll do my finest each recreation and we are going to attempt to win one recreation at a time. That’s our focus for now, ultimate 4 and championship will come if we win one recreation at a time,” he mentioned.

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