Another Blue Eagle Prized Recruit

If you’ve been to a number of Ateneo games this year (especially if have a good network to be able to sit in Lower Box or Patron), I bet you have noticed this Fil-Am guy standing about 6’2 with a barreled upper body and a swagger walk sitting behind the Blue Eagle bench. And if you have been listening to the whispers that guy is Chris Newsome. From the reports I have been hearing, Newsome will only be eligible to play in the UAAP in Season 76 and will only have 2 playing years by that time.

Sources from Moro Lorenzo say that Chris Newsome is very athletic. Eaglet Assistant Coach Joboy Tuason said this about him; ” Grabe athleticism. Grabe magdunk. Noong may exhibition game yung Eaglets with Team B parang sinabihan siya na bawal siya sumasak kasi ang lakas din ng katawan. Unfair sa Juniors. Yun nga lang walang tira sa labas”. That lack of a shot from the outside didn’t stop him from being included in the 18-man pool that is the Smart-Sinag Pilipinas; the team composed of collegiate stars that will compete in the coming SEA games.

Here’s a sneak peek of what you will see 2 years from now.

As Season 76 nears, the whispers you hear now will turn to rumblings.

  1. October 12th, 2011

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