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UP confirms Jared Bahay has change of heart

Jared Bahay is no longer part of University of the Philippines’ plans.

The 5-foot-9 floor general out of Cebu has notified UP that he no longer intends to attend college in Diliman.

UP Office of Athletics and Sports Development director Bo Perasol confirmed the development.

“In the last two years, the UP MBT and Jared Bahay have developed a special relationship. We envisioned a common future with Jared handling the reins of a championship-caliber team. We believed in his immense talent and capacity to lead,” said Perasol.

“However, not all things go according to plan. Although we have remained in our commitment to Jared, outside forces have intervened for him to have a change of heart.”

Back in March of last year, Bahay committed to UP.

CESAFI-Season-23-SHS-def-UCLM-Jared-Bahay UP confirms Jared Bahay has change of heart Basketball CESAFI News UAAP UP  - philippine sports newsThe 18-year-old Cebuano though still had one year of high school eligibility left with Sacred Heart-Ateneo de Cebu.

During his tenure with the Magis Eagles, Bahay led the school to two championships in their “three-peat” in the CESAFI.

In the CESAFI Season 23 Finals, he averaged 16.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 3.0 steals, earning him the Finals MVP award.

UP is respecting Bahay’s decision on where his next step takes him in Manila.

“It is with a heavy heart that we respect his decision. A man should be at liberty to choose his own destiny. Godspeed and the best of luck to him,” said Perasol.

“The ‘J-House’ has a new home. We hope the ‘J-House’ will always be home, wherever that be.”

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