UNIVERSITY of the Visayas’ high-leaping forward Joshua Yerro emerged as the new top player in Week 2 of the Chooks-to-Go/NBTC 24 Cesafi high school rankings.
Yerro, a native of Ormoc, vaulted to the top of the heap after his stat-stuffing performance in the Baby Lancers’ 89-71 win over the University of San Carlos on September 1. In that game, Yerro exploded for 25 points, four rebounds, four assists, four steals and a blocked shot.
USC’s Clint Octaviano remains in the second spot after scoring 16 points and claiming three steals against UV.
The Cebu Institute of Technology-University’s Sol Jade Tirol is in third after a near double-double of 27 points and nine rebounds in their 78-87 loss to the University of Southern Philippines Foundation. He eventually led his team to a 71-57 win over Don Bosco in a game where he piled up 10 points, nine rebounds, two assists and a steal.
USPF big man Rojan Montemayor is in the fourth spot after he collected 22 points and five rebounds against CIT-U.
Another CIT-U standout, Vincent Bugtai, rounds out the top five after he gathered 17 points, seven boards and three steals in the win against Don Bosco.
The complete Week 2 rankings:
1. Joshua Yerro (UV) (11)
2. Clint Octaviano (USC) (2)
3. Sol Jade Tirol (CIT-U) (3)
4. Rojan Montemayor (USPF) (N/A)
5. Vincent Bugtai (CIT-U) (7)
6. Gabriel Cometa (UV) (19)
7. Carlos Garcia (CIT-U) (N/A)
8. Kendrick Abarquez (USJ-R) (N/A)
9. Biern Laurente (UV) (15)
10. Jerrick Ranido (UC) (N/A)
11. Neon Chavez (USPF) (20)
12. Popoy Actub (UV) (14)
13. Joshua Siona (DBTC) (N/A)
14. Ivan Ares (CEC) (1)
15. Joseph Fuentebella (ATENEO DE CEBU) (N/A)
16. Jansen Tiu (CEC) (N/A)
17. John Maglasang (USPF) (N/A)
18. Rey Libatog (SWU-PHINMA) (N/A)
19. Joshua Canoy (DBTC) (N/A)
20. Eric Tuadles (ATENEO DE CEBU) (13)
21. Matthew Paras (USJ-R) (N/A)
22. James Incio (UC) (N/A)
23. Isaiah Blanco (UC) (12)
24. Justin Mondares (UC) (N/A)
There will be three separate editions of the NBTC 24 – one for the NCAA, one for the UAAP, and one for the CESAFI – to accommodate the Juniors calendar for the whole year.
After all three editions have been completed, the final 24 will be chosen to participate in the annual NBTC All-Star Game in March.