SAN JUAN, Ilocus Sur — Joshua Yerro is not committing to any college teams amid interest from Metro Manila schools, saying he is focused on Grade 12 at University of the Visayas and the Cesafi repeat bid of the Green Lancers.
“Meron naman (offers) pero hindi pa ako nag-commit. Bigyan ko UV ng isa pang taon pa,” said Yerro in an interview with SPIN.ph on Thursday after their quarterfinal match in the Palarong Pambansa.
The 6-foot-1 Yerro admits he has dreams of playing college ball in Metro Manila, but hopes to still help UV go for the Cebu title.
“Stay muna ako,” said Yerro.
“Sana mabigyan pa ng pagkakataon,” said Yerro of the Baby Lancers’ bid for another title.
Yerro was one of 24 players in the NBTC All-Star Game and is in this Ilocos Sur town with UV as representative of Central Visayas in the 2018 Palarong Pambansa.
Central Visayas fell short of making it to the medal round after losing to National Capital Region, 87-58, in the quarterfinals.
Last year in Antique, Central Visayas finished third.
This was Yerro’s final stint at the Palaro after three years. Still, he has no regrets knowing that he gave his all in all three of their trips in the Palaro.
“Binuhos namin lahat, tinulungan kaming mga coaches at teammates ko. Talagang kaya namin pero may kulang pa rin kami,” Yerro said.
“Masaya kasi nakaabot ako sa ganito,” he added as his Palaro stint drew to a close.