New-look UC Site owners hungry for males’s basketball crown

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Veteran head coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba huddles the Site owners throughout follow on the Cebu Metropolis Sports activities Institute health club. CDN Digital picture | Brian J. Ochoa

Cebu Metropolis, Philippines—Can the College of Cebu (UC) Site owners lastly scale the mountain and attain the height of the Cesafi males’s basketball event this season? 

UC is unquestionably hungry for the championship after ending in fourth place final season. The Site owners haven’t held the title since 2011 — which was the final season of reigning PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo within the Cesafi.

UC’s adorned head coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba is trying ahead to show issues round with a squad that options 10 new gamers. 

Based on the multi-titled mentor, the Site owners had been doing effectively final season till the underside fell off throughout the center of the season as a result of accidents suffered by a number of key gamers.

“Within the first spherical, we had been good within the standings however we collapsed due to the accidents,” stated Alcoseba throughout the workforce’s follow session on the Cebu Metropolis Sports activities Institute, including they’re now trying optimistic with the addition of a brand new import in Tosh Sesay.

Know extra concerning the workforce’s preparation for the brand new season on this video:

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Cebu’s collegiate basketball scene is about to warmth up anew!The Cebu Colleges Athletics Basis Inc. (Cesafi) kicks off its 2019 season with the opening of the a lot anticipated basketball competitors on Saturday, August 31, 2019.CDN Digital counts it all the way down to opening day with previews of the seven collegiate groups.Right this moment, we try what the College of Cebu Site owners have in retailer for the upcoming season.#CDNDigital #Cesafi2019

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Sesay, who’s from Sierra Leone, offers ceiling to a UC squad that sorely lacked simply that final season. 

The Site owners’ frontline has additionally been bolstered by a number of blue-chip recruits comparable to Rodel Gravera, Luigi Gabisan and Kirby Bersaluna.

UC’s backcourt, in the meantime, will nonetheless be led by flashy guard Darrell Shane Menina, athletic wingman and workforce captain John Calvin Jabello, and Paul Galinato. 

The Site owners had sharpshooter Tristan Albina for the entire preseason however the two-time Cesafi Three-Level champion was declared ineligible a couple of days in the past.

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“Principally our workforce is new, and close to the method of each sport, each sport is a 50-50 sport. We should carry our A-game each time we step on the court docket. Everybody can beat everybody. That’s how balanced the groups are this season. Count on excessive depth basketball in all of the video games,” stated UC’s lead assistant, Rafael “Rocky” Alcoseba.

The elder Alcoseba added that the Site owners need to enhance on their third place end within the preseason Associate’s Cup and have set their eyes on claiming one of many top-two spots this season with a purpose to declare a twice-to-beat benefit within the Last 4.

“If the Associate’s Cup is a gauge of what is going to occur within the Cesafi, we had been third place. We’re not contented. Hopefully we are able to make changes within the upcoming Cesafi. Our preparation is already there, we’ve got loads of new gamers and hopefully, they’ll modify to the system. Our intentions within the Cesafi is the place both first or second to get that twice-to-beat benefit,” stated Alcoseba.

The 2019 season of the Cesafi will get underway on August 31, 2019 on the Cebu Coliseum. The defending champions of males’s basketball are the College of the Visayas Inexperienced Lancers. /bmjo

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