JJ CASPE is now looking forward to next season, confident that University of Batangas will be able to rise after a dismal stint in the Universities and Colleges Basketball League.
The Brahmans are in the bottom of the standings with only one win to show in 13 outings, but Caspe is eager to improve help his team develop into contenders.
“Magtutulong tulong kami para mapakita namin ‘yung tunay naming laro,” he said.
The 20-year-old guard, only in his first season with the squad, is among the top local players on the Brahmans behind Cameroonian reinforcement Raoul Yemeli.
Despite the team’s struggles, Caspe feels he made the right move, transferring from Divine Word College of Calapan to play for University of Batangas.
Caspe, approached by UB a year ago but made the decision to move only this season, says the higher level of basketball and the league’s television exposure pushed him to improve.
Through 12 games, Caspe is averaging 11.75 points, 5.75 rebounds, 3.33 assists, and 1.25 steals per outing.
“Masaya naman kasi unang taon ko, ganito agad ’yung mga naririnig kong maganda sa magulang ko, sa amin at sa school. Nabigyan ako ng chance,” said Caspe.