MANILA, Philippines—With new partnerships in tow, College of Santo Tomas believes its basketball program is nicely on its approach again to relevancy in UAAP basketball.
UST on Tuesday welcomed Cocolife and Dumper Partylist as their newest partnerships forward of Season 86 simply weeks after saying its team-up with San Miguel Company.
“I’ve to confess, UST’s approach may be very conservative as a result of we all know what UST stands for and the kind of high quality training that it provides to college students,” admitted the College’s athletic director, Fr. Rodel V. Cansancio, O.P.
The Growling Tigers have a wealthy profitable custom as one of many winningest basketball packages within the nation.
UST, nonetheless, hasn’t gained a UAAP title since 2006 beneath the steerage of returning head coach Pido Jarencio. The wins have additionally been futile for the Tigers for the previous two seasons, posting only a mixed 4-24 report, together with a 1-13 slate in Season 85.
However issues are beginning to search for for the as soon as mighty Tigers following their partnership with SMC final month. Since then, UST has secured a plethora of promising recruits in time for the upcoming season.
“Now, let’s admit that the flagship sport of the UAAP is basketball and we’re sort of lagging behind in that sport however in the event you have a look at our historical past, subsequent to FEU, we now have probably the most basketball titles,” stated Cansancio in Filipino.
“We additionally acknowledge the expertise and that’s the explanation why we go into these partnerships to assist us in our basketball program.”
The Tigers are at the moment in South Korea the place they’re slated to face a number of golf equipment from the Korean Basketball League.
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