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    Cesafi: RJ Dinolan skipping graduation to play for USJ-R Jaguars in semis

    Oct 16, 2018
    PHOTO: Ron Tolin

    CEBU CITY — RJ Dinolan is set to miss the graduation ceremony at University of San Jose-Recoletos as on Saturday as the Jaguars play the University of San Carlos Warriors in the semifinals of the 2018 Cesafi men’s basketball tournament.

    Dinolan is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree major in Human Resource Development Management.

    “I was confused at first but it’s a matter of pride and honor for our school. If it wasn’t for basketball, I wouldn’t be able to be in the position that I am in today. Although, I must admit, I am sad thinking about missing the graduation ceremonies,” shared Dinolan.

    The youngest in a brood of seven, Dinolan bared that his parents were really excited to see him graduate, but understood the conflict in schedule would not allow him to attend the ceremony.

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    “They understand me and what my passion is and they are still thankful that I have managed to graduate despite the consequences, and the problems being a student and an athlete as well. It’s been a hell of a ride and I literally feel that ‘ball is life,’” Dinolan added.

    USJ-R needs only to win once against USC to book a spot in the best-of-three championship. The last time USJ-R made the finals was a decade ago, bowing to the Greg Slaughter-led University of the Visayas.

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