INCOMING La Salle rookie Ricci Rivero is mighty glad to be reunited with big brother Prince at the Green Archers camp.
The De La Salle Greenhills star shared he terribly missed older brothers Prince and Rasheed when they moved up to college, so much so that it left him clingy and nostalgic.
"'Yung everytime na papasok ako na nagre-ready ako ng gamit tapos sila wala na sa tabi ko, nasa Taft na, kasi maaga 'yung training and class nila," said the high-leaping 17-year-old prospect.
"So parang everytime na pag-uwi ko, mag-isa na lang ako, wala na akong kausap kaya tinatawagan ko na lang sila," he added.
His lonely days are finally over as Ricci moves up to the Green Archers' lineup, teaming up with Prince who in two seasons has become one of the pillars in the team's frontline.
Ricci now looks forward to spending more days with his kuya.
"Ine-enjoy namin magkakasama siguro, going out lang together kasi as long as magkakasama kami, okay na kami," said Ricci.
He also hopes his closeness with Prince will help team chemistry.
"Kami, sa closeness namin ng mga brothers ko, siguro hindi naiisip ng iba, kasi eversince we were kids hindi kami maglalaro if hindi kami magkakasama, and 'yung parang tingin pa lang nagkakaintindihan na kami," he said.
" Hopefully mag-work."