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    Lebron Lopez defers US training, stays with Ateneo Blue Eaglets

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    OVERSEAS training will have to wait as Francis "Lebron" Lopez has decided to stay in Ateneo for the meantime.

    School insiders confirmed that the 16-year-old has enrolled this semester and has started to attend his online classes. Part of it was Lopez' desire to finish his studies and achieve academic honors at Ateneo.

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    The 6-foot-5 Lopez was headed to the US to train with NBA G League-bound Kai Sotto, Hawaii-based center Sage Tolentino, and Far Eastern University commit Cholo Anonuevo under the watch of East West Private in Cincinnati, Ohio back in August.

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    Those plans, however, will have to be shelved for the meantime for the incoming Grade 10 student.

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    Lopez still has two years remaining in his high school career and was coming off a stellar run for the Blue Eaglets this past UAAP Season 82, where he posted 16.0 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 3.0 blocks to make it to the Mythical Team.

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