‘Surprised’ Paul Desiderio excited to join Kiefer Ravena, Kevin Alas at NLEX

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “Sa amin na ‘to (This belongs to us),” said Guiao before announcing Desiderio as the fourth overall pick, and this intro sent shivers, and pressure, to the new Road Warrior.“I was surprised really because I didn’t expect that I’d be picked ahead of the other guys,” said Desiderio in Filipino. “I’m just so blessed that I’m going to NLEX and my goal right now is to not disappoint coach Yeng.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefThe Fighting Maroons used Desiderio’s “Atin to!” shout back in the opening game of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament into their mantra during the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball finals.Desiderio, who graduated UP as the captain of the Fighting Maroons, will join a stellar NLEX backcourt that has Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas. MOST READ “I’m ready and it’s a big thing that I will join Manong and Kevin (Alas) because they have a lot more experience compared to mine,” said Desiderio, referring to Kiefer Ravena.Ravena, though, could only join Desiderio on the floor once his Fiba-mandated suspension in violation of anti-doping protocol is over.“Even in practice I know that I will learn a lot from them,” added Desiderio.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next CJ Perez, Ray Parks go 1-2, Paul Desiderio goes to NLEX at No. 4 TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img Paul Desiderio. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—“Atin to!” is coming to the PBA, and NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao knows it.Guiao used a variation of University of the Philippines “Atin To!” battlecry in announcing that he’ll be selecting the inspiring Paul Desiderio as the Road Warriors’ pick in the first round of the PBA Draft Sunday at Robinson’s Manila.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LATEST STORIES Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img

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