University of Santo Tomas bid farewell to two of its seniors on Monday evening.
The Growling Tigers’ coaching staff headed by Bal David have informed Sherwin Concepcion and Bryan Santos that they won’t be eligible for the upcoming UAAP Season 85 Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Both players are already 25 years old even before the season began as Concepcion was born on January 23, 1997 while Santos turned 25 last May 26.
Meanwhile, Santos, a 6-foot-5 stretch forward, was impressive in the preseason, norming 8.9 points and 7.7 rebounds in the PBA D-League while averaging 10.4 points and 4.3 rebounds in the Filoil Ecooil Preseason Cup.
It had been a tough off-season for the Growling Tigers who already lost Dave Ando to Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 and Kean Baclaan to National University.
UST will now rely on sophomore Nic Cabanero to lead the youth-laden team that also has Echo Laure, Kenji Duremdes, and Kyle Madrigal.
Also returning to UST is big man Adama Faye.
Season 85 will begin on October 1.