Who is this kid and why is he getting the attention of the media?
The University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons have secured a commitment from Energen Pilipinas National Team member Henry Asilum, as the squad looks to improve on their near-bottom place in the standings in recent UAAP men’s seniors division basketball tournaments.
UP head coach Ricky Dandan flew out to Cebu last Saturday and left with the point guard’s commitment, according to the two parties’ Twitter sites.
“In and out of Cebu today to clinch a recruit for the Maroons #hecticday,” tweeted Dandan on Saturday.
Then on Sunday, Dandan tweeted again, “Recruit committed, got to make a roster decision very soon #Mindstrong.”
In-between, Asilum responded to inquiries from a Twitter contact, confirming that he was in fact the recruit Dandan was talking about, and that he had been promised a spot in UP’s Team A.