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Young Green Archers to show their stuff in summer league

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Counterclockwise from right: Martin Reyes, Luigi Dela Paz, Aiki Herrera, Nico Elorde, Papot Paredes, Almond Vosotros, Jarelan Tampus and several players in the reserve list.

This year’s college hoop wars will  start this April 10 with the Fil-Oil Flying V Preseason Invitational. The De La Salle Green Archers, aiming to improve their performance this season will be fielding a relatively young unit in this summer tournament.

Looking at the current roster submitted, only Simon Atkins and Ferdinand are the only remaining members of the 2007 championship team. They will be joined by 2 juniors, 4 sophomores and 8 rookies (updated April 6). The team may be young but definitely not lacking in potential.

For the new faces in the team, most of us here are already familiar with Nico Elorde, Luigi Dela Paz and Aiki Hererra as they were part of last year’s Junior Archers squad. Team B stalwarts Martin Reyes (not to be confused with a namesake playing in UP) and Papot Paredes are incoming college sophomores.

Almond Vosotros and Jarelan Tampus are both high-scoring guards. Vosotros was part of those multi-titled SSC-R Staglet teams while Tampus was the main man for the Letran Squires last season.

Btw, the team composition may be changed until the school’s 3rd game of the tournament. It would be interesting to see if coach Dindo still has more rabbits to pull out of his hat.

Roster
ANDRADA, Yutien
ATKINS, Simon
BANAL, Gabriel
DELA PAZ, Luigi – (G) DLSZ
ELORDE, Nico – (G) DLSZ
FERDINAND
HERRERA, Aiki – (F) DLSZ
VAN OPSTAL, Arnold – (F/C) DLSZ (updated April 6)
MARATA, Joseph
PAREDES, Philip – (F/C)  Team B
REYES, Martin – (F)  Team B
TAMPUS, Jarelan – (G) Letran
TOLENTINO, Joel
VILLANUEVA, Maui
VOSOTROS, Almond – (G) SSC-R
WEBB, Joshua

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