Added the Negrense rookie: “Excited na akona makasama ‘yung magagaling at makalaban ko na ‘yung magagaling din. Readynaman ako kung ano’ng ipagawa nila coach.” Holdovers from last year’s Tigers’lineup were team captain Crispin John Cansino, Henri Lorenzo Subido, ZacharyHuang, Dave Ando, Ira Bataller, Enric Caunan, and Nat Cosejo. Mark Nonoy is a former standout of Hua Siong College of Iloilo Red Phoenix. NBA PHOTO “We have nine new players in thelineup but this will be a fighting team come UAAP,” Ayo told Panay News. “Definitely, we will have amuch improved performance as compared to Season 81.” The La Carlota, Negros Occidentalnative guard admitted feeling the pressure ahead of his UAAP collegiate debutbut he vowed to do his best to help the Tigers regain its glory days. The Growling Tigers finished at sixthplace in the Season 81 with 5-9 win-loss slate after playing for most part ofthe season without center Steve Akomo and also losing Cansino later in theseason due to a knee injury./PN Nonoy will be one of the ninenewcomers in head coach Aldin Ayo’s roster aside from Soulemane Chabi Yo, RhenzAbando, Sherwin Concepcion, Vince Cuajao, Brent Paraiso, Albert Bordeos, MiguelPangilinan, and Ferdinand Asuncion. “Tinginko naman ready na ako,” said Nonoy, a former standout of Hua Siong College ofIloilo Red Phoenix. “Binibigyan ako nicoach ng confidence na kaya ko na magsalpak sa college.” MANILA – Negrense guard Mark Nonoywill be among the new faces when the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigerskicks off its campaign in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball this week.
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