In a surprising turn of events, Joshua Ramirez left De La Salle University, Sunday morning.
According to multiple sources closely monitoring the situation, the 20-year-old swingman personally told head coach Derrick Pumaren over the phone that he wanted to move out of La Salle.
Another source added that La Salle’s recruitment of multiple shooting guards and small forwards like CJ Austria and Emman Galman played a part in his decision.
This development continues the roller-coaster off-season of Ramirez.
Before committing to La Salle, Ramirez — who averaged 13.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 27.3 minutes for the Squires during the NCAA Season 95 Juniors Basketball Tournament — initially committed to Letran back on October 29.
However, back on February 4, the 6-foot-4 swingman asked if he could “look for other options”, said one of the sources.
Ramirez, who was part of the Gilas Youth team that competed in the FIBA U18 Asian Championship in 2018, decided to commit to La Salle.
One of the sources added that a possible destination for Ramirez is University of Santo Tomas.