MANILA, Philippines—After enjoying the final sport of his collegiate profession, Lyceum guard Renzo Navarro is handing the keys of ground common to a key holdover for NCAA Season 99.
Navarro, who wrapped up his NCAA stint after a loss in opposition to Letran within the Ultimate 4, 67-58, stated he’s entrusting the Pirates’ “chief” spot to Mac Guadaña.
“I informed Mac, I’ll go away my function with him as a result of he’s essentially the most able to doing what I did. He additionally got here from the Juniors [division], already doing what he’s doing now, which is main a crew,” stated the graduating guard who completed with two factors and 4 assists on Tuesday.
Guadaña, who was this season’s Participant of the Week at one level, has massive sneakers to fill by way of assists, as he solely averaged 1.8 per outing whereas Navarro led the crew with 5.3 a sport.
However the PBA Draft aspirant is assured his younger protege will be capable of adapt as a ground common so long as he stays “prepared.”
“He simply must be prepared. I even informed him, he’s higher than me, he can deal with it, simply put together himself,” Navarro defined.
What Guadaña lacked in assists, nevertheless, he made up for in scoring as he completed Season 98 because the second-leading scorer for Lyceum with 11.1 factors per sport.
The masked guard will probably be helped by John Barba and Enoch Valdez in main Lyceum, which completed with a 12-6 document, for Season 99 underneath coach Gilbert Malabanan.