Paredes can still play in regional meet

Six foot 6 Malaybalay City, Bukidnon native Philip “Papot” Paredes is taking the Philippines’ basketball industry by storm. Read on!
There’s still a chance for Sacred Heart stalwart Philip “Papot” Paredes to rejoin COAA’s basketball team in the Northern Mindanao Regional Palarong Pampook.

In a talk with Lawrence Pastrano Monday, the assistant of Sacred Heart coach Boy Dacoco revealed the only hindrance to Paredes’ quest of spearheading the COAA campaign in the regional meet secondary basketball competition is the RP junior team’s impending trip to the US.

“I’ve heard that the RP Youth is bound for US as part of its training program abroad. If dili ma-conflict ang skeds dako ang possibility nga makadula si Papot sa regional meet,” Pastrano said.

The Northern Mindanao Regional Athletic Association (NMRAA) meet is slated to be held here on April 1-4 at the Don Gregorio Pelaez Sports Center.

The 6-foot-6 Paredes, a native of Malaybalay City, Bukidnon and currently enrolled at Sacred Heart of Jesus Montessori School (SHJMS) in Cagayan de Oro, is the only player from Mindanao coach Franz Pumaren who has tapped to bolster the ceiling of the RP juniors.

Meanwhile, South Korean legendary shooter Shin Dong Pa and Yoo Hee Hyung will reinforce top Filipino coaches as resource speakers in the BAP-SBP/Bcap Basketball Coaching Clinic on February 28, 29 and March 1 at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Metro Manila.

PBA coaches Tim Cone of the Alaska Aces, Yeng Guiao of the Red Bull Barakos, Derrick Pumaren of the T&T Phone Pals and Ryan Gregorio of the Purefoods Giants will join the coaching clinic the BAP-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas and the Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines are jointly conducting to upgrade the knowledge of basketball coaches in the country especially those from the countrysides.

“With Shin Dong Pa’s presence, this coaching clinic is really one of its kind that is hard to miss,” said sportsman Arnold Sendaydiego who keeps reservation forms at his newly established A-Sports firm along Osmea Street.

The seminar fee for three days is P3,500, inclusive of Bcap membership and meals. For existing Bcap members, the seminar fee is P2,500 (Story courtesy of SunStar )

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