UNIVERSITY of Perpetual Help coach Aric del Rosario hopes to score a 'sweepstakes' in Sunday’s PBA Annual Rookie Draft.
Del Rosario's players Juneric Baloria and Harold Arboleda have decided to turn pro and made themselves available for the draft, and their success, according to the veteran mentor would make him happy as if he won the lottery.
“Ipagdadasal ko na makuha sila, pag nakuha sila para akong nanalo sa sweepstakes,” said the 74-year-old mentor.
“Pride ko rin kasi na makuha sila eh, pag tinanong sila kanino sila galing, sasabihin nila kay coach Aric,” he added.
Bal David, Dennis Espino, Rey Evangelista, Cyrus Baguio, to name a few, were among the many players under him whom he felt made him like a millionaire following their successful cage career as a pro.
And just like them, Del Rosario, who steered the Tigers to four straight UAAP men’s basketball titles from 1993-1996, has high hopes too, for both Baloria and Arboleda.
For their part, the University of Perpetual Help duo vowed to play even better for the Altas if they will be picked during the rookie draft.
“Gusto naming suklian ang kabaitan ni coach Aric sa amin, kahit ma-draft kami bukas mas lalo naming pag-iigihan dito sa NCAA. Gusto namin bigyan ng championship si coach,” the two of them said.