A prospect with a high ceiling has left University of Santo Tomas.
Incoming sophomore Jun Asuncion will no longer be part of the Growling Tigers, multiple sources closely monitoring the situation have told Tiebreaker Times.
But unlike the rest of the Growling Tigers who left — namely CJ Cansino, Brent Paraiso, Rhenz Abando, and Ira Bataller — the 21-year-old swingman was not part of the roster that joined the team in the “Bicol bubble”.
Asuncion, a product of Chiang Kai Shek College, only played in one game during his rookie season.
The 6-foot-2 sniper was still able to show promise during the preseason.
His 11-point outing against Letran during the 2019 PCCL NCAA-UAAP Challenge was just a warm-up of things to come.
In the PBA D-League, Asuncion exploded for 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field, 5-of-9 clip from downtown in just nine minutes of game time in UST’s whipping of TIP last March 5.
According to Randolph Leongson of SPIN.ph, Asuncion will head to Mapua. He will be eligible come Season 97 and will have four years of eligibility left.