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.
“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.