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CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY SCORPIONS
After making it to the finals in just their second season in 2004, the scorpions missed the final four last year. Coach John Ramirez will most likely have Jerico Paulo Magno lead his team to the quarterfinals first and hopefully to the final four. The Scorpions love to play a deliberate half court game and Coach Ramirez teaches his wards the fundamentals on how to play good solid defense which will most likely help them achieve a lot this year.
HOLY ANGEL UNIVERSITY FLYERS
The Flyers have been hugging the bottom of the NAASCU for quite some time now and are hopeful that this season will be a little different. The change starts with the Coach as former FEU Tamaraw Arnold Padaong and Pampanga Dragon who favors the Mike D’Antoni style of run and gun offense will bring his experience to the Flyers starting this season.
To lead the campaign of the Flyers is the best point guard in the Men’s Collegiate Athletic Association (MNCAA) Region 3, Anjomar Porras. Porras will hopefully distribute the ball to Team Captain Joselito Camu, veteran Forwards Roy Tungul and Mark Abuy. Other holdovers include Miguel Bituin, Joselito Camu, Richard Morales, and Jose Marie Teodoro are expected to carry the fight for the flyers and hopefully advance to the quarterfinals. Much is not expected of them but do not count them out for on a bad shooting day they will definitely pound you and try earnestly to get an upset.
UNIVERSITY OF MAKATI HARDY HERONS.
The NEW TEAMS ON THE BLOCK
The two new teams Informatics and Lyceum of Subic are both raring to go and would want their maiden season to be something to look forward to.
Informatics’ addition to the NAASCU will definitely spice up the battle of the IT schools, with STI and AMA already members of the league. Informatics hired former San Beda Red Lions coach, Budds Reyes, to lead the team who will be known as the Icons. The team joined the Fr. Martin Cup and NIKE Summer League, two prestigious developmental leagues, last summer to gauge the selected players' capabilities compared to the more seasoned NCAA and UAAP cagers. Coach Budds has prepared a four-year developmental plan focusing on a very aggressive recruitment and fundamental skills training program to give the current NAASCU teams a run for their money. Leading the Icons is their team captain Manuel Soriano.
After being accepted as the league’s 12th team the Sharks who is ably coached by former San Beda Red Lion Kerwin McCoy, were immediately called the darkhorse of the league. This team has remained undefeated in the all Olongapo inter-collegiate basketball tournaments since 2005. The squad is also the current defending champion of the Men’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (MNCAA) -Region 3 and the National’s 2nd runner-up (of the same league).
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A NEW RIVALRY
As the NAASCU prepares for its 8th season a new rivalry is in the works. In five out of the seven seasons of the NAASCU the
The Rizal Memorial Coliseum will definitely be jampacked when the 8th SEASON of the NAASCU opens so get your tickets now and see you in the games.
NOTE: This primer also came out of the August edition of BASKETBOLISTA