The Philippine Star
Returning player helpful in Red Cubs’ romp
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.