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Top prospect Terrence Fortea commits to UP

Delfin Dioquino
Top prospect Terrence Fortea commits to UP

ELITE GUARD. Terrence Fortea helped the NU Bullpups win back-to-back UAAP juniors titles in his last two years in the high school ranks.

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Terrence Fortea joins former NU Bullpups teammates Carl Tamayo and Gerry Abadiano as new members of the UP Fighting Maroons

The UP Fighting Maroons have added another prized player to their ranks.

Former NU Bullpups guard Terrence Fortea is set to play for the Fighting Maroons in the UAAP as he joins high school teammates Carl Tamayo and Gerry Abadiano in Diliman.

“Terrence Fortea has committed to us,” UP backer and Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla told the King and Ian Podcast on Sunday, May 9.

Fortea led the Bullpups in scoring with 15.0 points on top of 2.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists as the team finished the elimination round of UAAP Season 82 with a perfect 14-0 record.

He then normed 18.0 points in their sweep of the FEU Baby Tamaraws in the finals to help NU secure its second straight UAAP juniors crown.

As a member of Gilas Youth, Fortea donned the national colors in the 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup and 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup.

Aside from the trio of Fortea, Tamayo, and Abadiano, the Fighting Maroons have also secured the services of prominent amateur standouts CJ Cansino, Joel Cagulangan, and RC Calimag.

“You can see that the core of the team going to the next 3 to 5 years will be really, really solid,” said Remulla. – Rappler.com

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.