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Years after skipping draft, Pasaol now ready for PBA stage

Delfin Dioquino
Years after skipping draft, Pasaol now ready for PBA stage

IMPROVED PLAYER. Alvin Pasaol says it is in the 3x3 scene where he polished his game.

Photo from Chooks-to-Go

Rookie aspirant Alvin Pasaol vows that the PBA team that will draft him can expect nothing but the best from him

Alvin Pasaol feels he has built a credible resume over the last couple of years that is enough for him to get the interest of teams in the PBA.

Skipping the PBA draft since playing his final UAAP season in 2018, Pasaol has finally decided to join, becoming part of one of the most talent-laden draft pools in recent years.

“With my performance over the last 3 years, I showed that even if I’m a small guard, I can do everything inside and outside,” Pasaol said in Filipino.

Pasaol made a name for himself as a crafty scorer who has a reliable outside shot and a burly body to mix it up inside during his time with the University of the East Red Warriors in the UAAP.

He once scored a whopping 49 points for UE in 2017, just 6 points short of the UAAP record set by Ed Cordero for UST in 1979.

After foregoing his final year with the Red Warriors, Pasaol spent time in the PBA D-League, Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League, and Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3.

Admitting he was “unprepared” for the PBA at the time, Pasaol said it is in the 3×3 scene where he polished his game.

“I became used to the physicality [in 3×3] so I will not have a hard time adjusting in the PBA, where the players are accustomed to the physicality and are experienced,” Pasaol said.

“Chooks-to-Go helped me prepare my skills and my talent so that I can show everybody that I can really play.”

Pasaol vowed that the team that will draft him can expect nothing but a hundred percent effort from him.

“For the team that will get me, I will serve them with the best that I will play for their franchise.” – Rappler.com

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.