CEBU CITY — Cesafi juniors MVP Jed Colonia of is eager to play with Kai Sotto as the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles host the Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eaglets in the San Remigio Properties Invitational Tournament starting this Thursday at the Magis Eagles Arena.
Colonia is on the comeback trail after being sidelined early in the year with a torn knee cartilage sustained during the NBTC Cebu tournament.
“A 15-year old 7-foot guy? I'm very excited. I'm also very excited to play with the rest of the Eaglets, especially with my former Batang Gilas teammates like SJ (Belanguel), Rap (Ralph Escalona), and Dave (Ildefonso),” said Colonia, a one-time Batang Gilas guard.
Colonia is hopes to be in top form for the Cesafi tournament, where the Magis Eagles are the four-time defending juniors champs.
All eyes will be on Sotto, who won Rookie of the Year honors with averages of 4.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game.
Belanguel is also among the players to watch after scorching the UAAP last season with norms of 15.7 points, 10 rebounds, 5.9 assists, and 1.4 steals per outing.
Colonia and the rest of the Magis Eagles are up to the challenge.
“I actually feel pretty good. While I was recovering, I got to watch the past Cesafi games and studied them to analyze what I can add to my arsenal,” Colonia said. “On a scale of 1-10, I think I'm an 8. I know I can keep up, but there's still a lot to improve on like conditioning and strength.”