Green Archers start 2010 against the Knights
The De La Salle Green Archers officially start their 2010 campaign tomorrow in the Fil-Oil Flying V Preseason Invitational as they collide against the same team that abruptly ended their season last year. Sans their national team players, the Letran Knights eliminated the Green Archers in the sweet 16 phase of the Philippine Collegiate Championships. The loss was the exclamation point to a disappointing 2009 season for the team.
The Green Archers are poised to bounce back strong this year but they will have to do it without several veterans who have already graduated. The team will parade a very young team with 8 rookies listed in the roster for this tournament. These new guys are no spring chickens when it comes to winning as they were part of successful high school basketball programs.
Tomorrow will also be the official coaching debut of Dindo Pumaren. By the looks of things, the team will most likely carry on his player persona– a high-speed bullet.
Anticipated Match-up: Kevin Alas vs Jarelan Tampus – Both played together at Letran High School.
Things to watch out for: Jaypee Belencion’s encore performance of his “Three-Spree”.