Prized catch

KEVIN Quiambao, the other half of Nazareth School of National University's twin towers, is headed to La Salle.

The Green Archers may very well have gotten the cornerstone in their rebuild in 6-foot-8 Quiambao, who is being eyed to replace graduating talented center Justine Baltazar.

"Dati pa pong gusto kong maglaro para sa La Salle," said Quiambao. "Yung culture and yung support nila sa mga player nila is sobrang ganda."

Baltazar, who will play his final year with the Archers in next season's UAAP men's basketball tournament, will be a great understudy for Quiambao.

The 19-year old Muntinlupa native formed the dreaded Bullpups frontline with Carl Tamayo that resulted to a back-to-back UAAP high school basketball championships.

Tamayo, together with Gerry Abadiano, have earlier announced their commitment to play for University of the Philippines.

In his last year as a Bullpup, Quiambao averaged 12.6 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.4 blocks per game.

Under comebacking La Salle coach Derrick Pumaren, the Taft-based program has stacked up for the future.

High school standouts CJ Austria of University of the East, Joshua David of La Salle Green Hills, Emman Galman of University of Perpetual Help System Dalta, Jonnel Policarpio of Mapua, Joshua Ramirez of Letran and Fil-Am brothers Michael and Benjamin Philips have already committed to play.