Ev­ery year, we speak about the buzz that the start of the col­lege bas­ket­ball sea­son cre­ates. But this year, that buzz is ab­so­lutely deaf­en­ing. It’s been a while since we’ve seen such a solid and promis­ing batch of neo­phytes en­ter the NCAA and UAAP. Makes you kind of won­der what was in the wa­ter at the time these young men were born in the midnineties. We at RE­BOUND just had to fea­ture the most prom­i­nent ones (Re­mem­ber the Name) in a piece that you will en­joy for sure.

We also have great sto­ries on a few of the new coaches on the block (We Meet Again), our proud Philip­pine na­tional team (The Rise, Fall, and Res­ur­rec­tion of Smart Gi­las), this sea­son’s lead Archer (The Time of Atkins), play­ers who have trans­ferred schools (Sud­den Im­pact) and a retro fea­ture on one of Philip­pine bas­ket­ball’s great­est (Learn­ing to Sky­walk).

Of course, be­ing the first is­sue of the brand new sea­son, we also have the req­ui­site team pre­views of each and ev­ery team play­ing this year. A spe­cial wel­come to Lyceum of the Philip­pines Univer­sity who comes in as the NCAA’s guest team and rounds out the num­ber of par­tic­i­pant schools to 10.

We are now on our third year of bring­ing you the best that col­lege bas­ket­ball has to of­fer and we are con­stantly get­ting bet­ter at what we’re do­ing. We have a spe­cial treat for all of you this year. Fully aware of the fact that there are thou­sands of fans out­side of the coun­try who do not have ac­cess to our phys­i­cal mag, we will now be avail­able on­line! Check out the de­tails on the Ros­ter pages about how to se­cure an elec­tronic copy of RE­BOUND. Tell your friends abroad that they now have vir­tu­ally im­me­di­ate ac­cess to their fa­vorite teams and play­ers through RE­BOUND!

We also have a great new part­ner in 5 Leaf Pub­lish­ing, pub­lish­ers of the pop­u­lar Uno Mag­a­zine. It’s re­ally been a plea­sure work­ing with them and we are look­ing for­ward to a great long-term part­ner­ship.

Last but not least, your con­tin­ued sup­port and en­cour­age­ment keeps us go­ing so a big, big thank you to ev­ery­one. Now, let’s get ready to rum­ble!

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