EcoOil-De La Salle University will be without three of its top guards in the 2022 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup.
Deschon Winston, Evan Nelle, and Mark Nonoy will miss the tournament due to “personal reasons”, according to Green Archers assistant coach Gian Nazario.
“They haven’t attended practice yet because of personal reasons and naghahabol sila ng grades,” Nazario said during Tuesday’s edition of the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum.
Winston was the leading scorer of the Green Archers during UAAP Season 84, averaging 13.36 points, 3.79 rebounds, 1.79 assists, and 1.79 steals per contest.
Nelle, meanwhile, normed 10.63 points, 3.88 assists, 3.19 rebounds, and 1.94 steals. Nonoy put up numbers of 6.87 points, 2.67 rebounds, and 1.73 assists.
Tasked to step up for the Green Archers are sophomore Penny Estacio, rookie Ice Blanco, and rookie Mur Alao.
Also making their La Salle debuts are Kevin Quiambao, Raven Cortez, and Jared Abadam.
Completing the squad are brothers Mike and Ben Phillips, Joaqui Manuel, CJ Austria, Emman Galman, Francis Escandor, Aaron Buensalida, and Bright Nwanko.
After the UAAP 3×3 tournament, Ralph Cu and Donn Lim were removed from the team by head coach Derrick Pumaren. Deo Cuajao also looks to transfer.
EcoOil-La Salle opens its campaign against University of Santo Tomas on Saturday.