Just some nights in the past, Gian Mamuyac fumbled the prospect of capping his collegiate profession with a UAAP championship.
The Ateneo skipper gained greater than a comfort prize on Sunday when he was drafted fifth general by the Rain or Shine ElastoPainters, the place he joins different former Blue Eagles in Mike Nieto and Anton Asistio.
“Two nights in the past, I used to be coming off an emotional loss. I used to be actually unhappy,” he instructed reporters shortly after the proceedings at Robinson’s Place Manila in Ermita on Sunday.
Mamuyac and the Blue Eagles noticed their three-year reign within the premier varsity league ended by College of the Philippines in a deciding Recreation 3 that was determined by a last-second triple that cast the Maroons’ 72-69 time beyond regulation victory.
Mamuyac definitely has sufficient causes to place that painful loss within the rearview mirror as he has really come full circle in his basketball profession, having been a champion standout within the Batang PBA years in the past.
“[H]ere I’m now, getting drafted into my dream league,” he stated. “So joyful. I’m excited for no matter comes subsequent.”
On prime of being chosen fifth out of 66 hopefuls, Mamuyac, a combo guard who can play each ends of the ground, was chosen by nationwide cage program director and head coach Chot Reyes as one of many 4 new additions to the Gilas Pilipinas expertise pool.
“It’s one factor to get drafted into the PBA. However I’m so fortunate that I used to be chosen for Gilas,” he stated. “I wish to thank coach Chot and the [national federation] for his or her belief and perception.”
Mamuyac vows to develop into the learner that he has at all times been as he embarks on a brand new chapter in his cage profession beneath Painters coach Chris Gavina.
“No matter coach asks me to do, I’ll attempt to do it to the very best of my skills,” he stated.
“I’ll additionally attempt to assist the staff in different nonetheless could that be,” he added. INQ
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