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!