Thursday, February 17, 2011

Forum Crawl: 02/17/11

A look at various, as of the moment, unconfirmed bits of information, floating around the different hoops forums. If an ITEM! is marked in red, take that item with a grain of salt, or better yet, a lot of salt. 

ITEM! The heir apparent to UE's Paul Lee, former Letran Squire Roy Sumang, was injured in the fourth quarter of a Father Martin's Cup game versus STI last week. The injury to either his knee or toe looks to take a long while to recover. Last season, Paul Lee got injured during their US training and it completely threw the start of their year off-kilter. The Warriors are hoping Sumang recovers quickly, in time for the summer leagues.

ITEM! Should the injury be serious, expect the Warriors to make renewed runs at Gino Jumao-ass and/or Von Chavez, with some Warriors hopefuls praying that they have an outside shot at prying away Baser Amer from San Beda

ITEM! Here's a bit of an under-reported item circulating the internet. According to an FEU forum, Reil Cervantes will not be rejoining the Tamaraws for his last year of eligibility, opting instead to play for the Cobra team, coached by former UE mentor Lawrence Chongson, in the PBL PBA-DL. Joining him on that squad is another former Tam, the graduating Paul Sanga, and Paul Lee. Cervantes' decision reduces the number of veteran players on an increasingly young FEU squad (the team is slated to add at least four rookies) that's trying to return to the UAAP Finals.

ITEM! Fil-Canadian Norman Penola was slated to be the next great Blue Eagles point guard, a taller LA Tenorio with sicker handles, but academic deficiencies forced Penola to transfer to NU at the start of last school year. After a year of completing his residency, Penola has decided to return to his native Canada, according to his Twitter page and finish schooling there instead, saying that college basketball in the Philippines might not be for him.

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