The Philippine Star

Re­turn­ing player help­ful in Red Cubs’ romp

- Sports · Chicago Cubs · National Collegiate Athletic Association · Miguel Cabrera

Re­turn­ing to San Beda’s bas­ket­ball pro­gram is worth it af­ter all for Migs Pas­cual, a former stal­wart of the Batang Gi­las na­tional team, who de­cided to go back to the school which honed his skills to be­come one of the most promis­ing young play­ers.

Over the past two years, Pas­cual tried to make his mark with La Salle Zo­bel, but de­cided to re­turn to San Beda where he’s re­united with his old coach Manu Iñigo.

“We’re ex­cited when we were re­united with Migs be­cause he’s been our player for a long time,” said Iñigo. “Him com­ing back is good for our team be­cause he could pro­vide lead­er­ship and ex­pe­ri­ence to make us more com­pet­i­tive in the NCAA.”

With San Beda whose of­fense is an­chored more on tal­ented youth like Rhayan Am­sali and Yukien An­drada, the cere­bral guard de­cided to em­brace the role of a leader for the Cubs who have gained out­right Fi­nal 4 en­try.

For Iñigo, Pas­cual’s will­ing­ness to sac­ri­fice his scor­ing prow­ess de­spite his ca­pa­bil­i­ties to shoot from the perime­ter and slash to the bas­ket is proof of his ma­tu­rity.

“Ev­ery player plays an im­por­tant role in our team, es­pe­cially the point guard. That’s why Migs is an im­por­tant piece in our team,” said Iñigo.

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