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Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights: NCAA 91 Starter Pack

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NCAA Season 90 Record: 9-9

Offense: 9th (66.2)

Defense: 1st (66.1)

Rebounding: 6th (41.7)

Assists: 7th (13.5)

Pomp and circumstance:

Coaching replacement as 2012 NBTC coach of the year Aldin Ayo takes over the helm from current Rain or Shine assistant coach Caloy Garcia.

NAMEPPGRPGAPGAdd’l
Ruaya, Reneford7.596.000.8823.47 MPG
Gabawan, Jamil7.005.821.5974% FT%
Tambeling, John4.411.760.7681% FT%
Singontiko, Daryl2.242.240.769.06 MPG
Saldua, Chester2.182.550.4510.91 MPG
Castro, Fidel1.171.830.75

Preseason record: (Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup – click scores for game recap)

Elimination round (6-2)

USJ-RUPHSDFEUEAC
W, 89-66L, 47-59L, 75-80W, 72-64
JRUAdUNUCSB
W, 58-52W, 78-73W, 59-56W, 68-64

Playoffs (Eliminated Quarterfinals)

SBC
L, 72-75

 

NCAA Season 91 Depth chart:

CFFGG
Sollano, Jomari (1st)Apreku, Felix (3rd)Racal, Kevin (5th)Nambatac, Rey (3rd)Cruz, Mark (5th)
Balagaysay, Jerrick (2nd)Publico, Rey (5th)Quinto, Bong (2nd)Mcjour, Luib (4th)Calvo, Paul (2nd)
Dela Pena, Crisantoni (2nd)Balanza, Jerrick (T-1st)Buenaflor, Kevin (2nd)Gedaria, Tommy York (1st)

 

NCAA Season 91 First Round Schedule:

2015/06/30, 16:00

CSB2015/07/03, 16:00JRU2015/07/10, 12:00MIT
2015/07/16, 16:00SBC2015/07/23, 16:00SSC-R2015/07/23, 16:00

UPHSD

2015/07/31, 16:00

AU2015/08/04, 16:00LPU2015/08/07, 14:00

EAC

Assessment:

It was a rough year for the Letranites as they just could not get over the departures of Jonathan Belorio and Raymond Almazan. Belorio was hurt for much of his last tour of duty but Almazan was literally and figuratively what made Letran a Final Four contender.

Last year showed how much the Knights relied on Almazan to cover up defensive mistakes even as they still registered to be the best defensive unit. With no big man to funnel their opponents to, Letran was pretty much a donut. The offense surely missed the nightly 14-15 points that the Season 89 MVP provided.

Philippine Sports News - Tiebreaker Times Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights: NCAA 91 Starter Pack

Mark Cruz

Kevin Racal (15.2ppg), Mark Cruz (14.4ppg), and Rey Nambatac (9.2ppg) tried very hard to put points on the board but they were next to dead-last in that department. You even have to be surprised they even managed to snag at least 40 rebounds with that Lilliputian frontline man. Incoming rookie Jerrick Balanza seems promising to help out the trio this season although the Knights still remain thin up front and on reinforcements.

Philippine Sports News - Tiebreaker Times Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights: NCAA 91 Starter Pack

Does rookie big man Jomari Sollano (#19)  have what it takes to be the next Almazan?

Manny Pacquiao’s support right now, while timely to repair that old gym beside their school, may not do so much in delivering W’s to the Knights. And might I add, they did recruit Aldin Ayo while Caloy Garcia was still WITH THE TEAM. Not fired. No inkling to resign. WITH THE TEAM. But as seen during the Premier Cup, Ayo, one of the brightest young coaches in the game, can go toe-to-toe with the league’s top coaches.

How to beat San Beda?

Philippine Sports News - Tiebreaker Times Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights: NCAA 91 Starter Pack

CSJL Head Coach Aldin Ayo

“Score more points than them. How? I think we have to bring our A-game in facing San Beda. And definitely outwork them.”

Predicted finish: 6th-8th (as high as 9-9; as low as 7-11)

NCAA Season 91 Teams (Click image to view team)
AU ChiefsCSJL Knights
Philippine Sports News - Tiebreaker Times Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights: NCAA 91 Starter Pack    Philippine Sports News - Tiebreaker Times Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights: NCAA 91 Starter Pack
CSB BlazersEAC Generals
Philippine Sports News - Tiebreaker Times Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights: NCAA 91 Starter Pack    Philippine Sports News - Tiebreaker Times Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights: NCAA 91 Starter Pack
JRU Heavy BombersLPU Pirates
Philippine Sports News - Tiebreaker Times Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights: NCAA 91 Starter Pack    Philippine Sports News - Tiebreaker Times Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights: NCAA 91 Starter Pack
MIT CardinalsSBC Red Lions
Philippine Sports News - Tiebreaker Times Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights: NCAA 91 Starter Pack    Philippine Sports News - Tiebreaker Times Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights: NCAA 91 Starter Pack
SSC-R StagsUPHSD Altas
Philippine Sports News - Tiebreaker Times Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights: NCAA 91 Starter Pack    Philippine Sports News - Tiebreaker Times Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights: NCAA 91 Starter Pack
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