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Ateneo-commit Matthew Daves cleared for Season 81

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The rich just got richer.

Crossover Canada’s Matthew Daves has just secured his papers, making him eligible for the UAAP Season 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament to play for the Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles.

The development was confirmed by Blue Eagles team manager Epok Quimpo.

Daves, who committed to the Blue Eagles last March 29, was not able to join the defending UAAP Men’s Basketball Champions in their off-season campaign as he was still finishing his secondary school studies. Right after graduating, the 19-year-old immediately fixed his papers.

He is set to join the Blue Eagles next week.

Standing at 6-foot-5, Daves will join the already-stacked frontcourt of the Blue Eagles that has Filipino-American Raffy Verano, Fil-Kiwi Patrick Maagdenberg, Ivorian student-athlete Angelo Kouame, San Beda transferee William Navarro, and incoming senior Isaac Go.

Scouting reports have said that Daves is a good finisher around the rim, and has a touch from both mid and long range.

He played during the 2017 National Basketball Training Center National Finals, posting norms of 14.0 points and 12.0 rebounds.

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