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Blue Eagles score coup as Ramos brothers commit to Ateneo



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Eli Ramos (left) played for FilAm Sports USA while Dwight Ramos is part of the 23 for 2023 Gilas Cadets (Photos from Joji Lapuz/Fabillioh)

The Ateneo De Manila University Blue Eagles have reloaded for life after Thirdy Ravena, Isaac Go, and the Nieto twins.

Early this week, Ateneo managed to secure the commitments of Gilas Pilipinas 23 for 2023 cadet Dwight Ramos and FilAm Sports USA’s Eli Ramos.

Team manager Epok Quimpo confirmed the development to Tiebreaker Times.

The Ramos brothers – who grew up in West Covina, California – were in town last week. They were also in attendance during Cignal-Ateneo’s Game One win over the CEU Scorpions in the PBA D-League.

However, the two returned to the States as Eli, who is a senior in Walnut High School, has a graduation to attend.

Then, while in the States, the two decided to commit to Ateneo.

This ends a year-long courtship between the Blue Eagles and Dwight.

Dwight, who played for two years in Division 1 school Cal State Fullerton, pondered early last year over which school to transfer to – UAAP school Ateneo or Division 2 school Cal Poly Pomona.

The 6-foot-5 guard ended up moving to Cal Poly Pomona, averaging 6.6 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in his sole season there.

With this, the 20-year-old will have to sit out one year and will only be eligible in Season 83.

On the other hand, Eli, a 6-foot-3 guard, will be eligible to play in Season 82, as he is fresh out of high school.

In his senior year with Walnut, he posted norms of 17.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 2.5 steals per game.

Eli was also part of the Fil-Am contingent in the 2019 Chooks-to-Go/NBTC National Finals. He had averages of 11.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in four games played.

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The duo will join Ateneo on their training camp in Greece next month.