There is no doubt that San Beda remains the heavy favorite to win this 89th edition of the NCAA’s men’s basketball crown. It always has been this way since 2006. So what if the Red Lions lost veteran guards Anjo Caram, Melo Lim and recently named PBA D-League Best Player of the Conference Jake Pascual, and “Super Six” member Dave Moralde. In their place are the come-backing “prodigal” twins, David and Anthony Semerad, and former NCAA Juniors standouts Dan Sara and Van Abatayo. So yes, they are on track for a fourth straight title.
But who will step up this year to try and deny San Beda its 18th NCAA basketball diadem?
My guess is it will be anyone from among Letran, Arellano University and the University of Perpetual Help. Let's take a look at each of these teams.
1. Letran Knights
The Knights lost three key members from last year’s bridesmaid finish – main man Kevin Alas, top post player Jam Cortez, and long-time mentor Louie Alas. But they have enough quality personnel to match-upRead More »from 89th NCAA: Knights, Chiefs, Altas loom as biggest threats to Red Lions