MANILA, Philippines—Already an invincible facet, Ateneo added one other weapon to their armory.
Ateneo on Monday introduced it secured the dedication of Fil-Australian large man Mason Amos, who will swimsuit up for the Blue Eagles starting the UAAP Season 86 in 2023.
“That is the signing of a giant man that has—within the trendy sport as we speak—perimeter expertise that we like to see notably in our program right here on the Ateneo,” Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin stated Monday throughout a media briefing. “Mason provides us that inside, exterior presence. He’s a giant robust participant, he’s an aggressive participant as many Australians are. We love that high quality about him.”
“I had numerous different faculties supply me, however I felt like Ateneo was the place that I might develop essentially the most and that I can actually excel with training in order that’s like the principle purpose why I selected Ateneo,” stated Amos, who attended Ateneo Excessive Faculty a couple of years again.
Amos, 18, is at present a highschool senior in Brisbane, Australia and “could have the complete 5 years of eligibility,” as per Baldwin.
The Blue Eagles, who’re on monitor for a fourth straight UAAP title this 12 months, are on a 37-game successful streak courting again to October 2018. They’re 11-0 this season.
“I believe Mason provides us one thing that we don’t have proper now. He provides us a man that may play each large males positions and likewise I believe when you see him, he additionally has the flexibility to evolve right into a three-man internationally,” Baldwin stated.
The 6-foot-7 Amos, who was born to a Filipino father and Fil-American mom, can be eligible to play for Gilas Pilipinas having been a part of the Gilas Youth squad that was presupposed to compete within the Fiba U16 Asian Championship.
“I’ve all the time needed to play for the Philippines and characterize. It’s been one in every of my targets transferring ahead,” Amos stated.
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