SJ BELANGEL is staying with Ateneo in college after a successful high school stint with the Blue Eaglets.
Ateneo team manager Epok Quimpo confirmed the development to SPIN.ph in a text message on Thursday.
Belangel capped off his high school career in helping the Blue Eaglets win the UAAP Season 80 juniors title, beating National University in three games in the recently concluded finals.
The Blue Eaglets star guard was also named part of the Mythical Five in Season 80.
The 18-year-old Belangel finished with an average of 16.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.8 steals in his final season with the Blue Eaglets in Season 80.
“Definitely, good news for the Ateneo basketball program and the whole community,” said Quimpo.
Belangel teamed up with Kai Sotto in helping the Blue Eaglets sweep all 14 elimination round games in Season 80. Ateneo won Game One of the finals, fell short in Game Two but secured the UAAP crown in Game Three.