POINT guard Renzo Subido is staying to play college ball for De La Salle, dropping an earlier plan to move to University of Santo Tomas.
Subido’s father Henry confirmed to Spin.ph that the former Zobel star will not move to UST anymore and instead will stay with La Salle where he plans to pursue a civil engineering course.
Initially, Subido, who led the UAAP juniors division in scoring with a 20.1-point clip in Season 76, was considering a move to UST, which is in need of a natural point guard for the coming season.
In fact, the 5-foot-8 Subido had been attending Tigers practices even during the time when Pido Jarencio was still UST head coach before moving to Globalport in the PBA.
But the elder Subido said education was the reason they decided that Renzo will stay at La Salle.
“We had to prioritize his choice of course which is civil engineering and we, as parents, want him to graduate from the top one university in the country that offers that course which is DLSU,” said the elder Subido, who has relatives that are also civil engineers.
“As a family, we brainstormed very well on the best decision we can arrive at for Renzo. We all agreed that we have to give premium to Renzo’s life after basketball. There are lots of uncertainties in basketball … And definitely, he can still live a brighter future being a civil engineer,” said Henry.
Subido said it was no less than De La Salle Zobel president Br. Bernie Oca who encouraged his son to stay with La Salle.
“We are actually very grateful to Br. Bernie that despite his high stature being the DLSZ president, he patiently talked to Renzo to stay with DLSU. We very well appreciated such humbling gesture,” said the elder Subido.
Subido made it clear that his son will fight it out for a spot for La Salle’s UAAP team. Currently, the Green Archers point guard position is already loaded with Thomas Torres, Kib Montalbo, and incoming rookie Terence Mustre on the pool for the UAAP lineup.
“We weren't promised a slot in the Team A for Renzo but Renzo is willing to fight for his slot,” said Henry.