A natural as a motivational speaker, Alfred Aroga prepares for future career
NU Bulldogs center Alfred Aroga intends to take up a master's degree in sports psychology after his graduation later this month. Dante Peralta

ALFRED Aroga will graduate later this month with a degree in sports management from National University, but the Cameroonian center intends to continue studying even as his playing career with the Bulldogs is done.

Aroga’s graduation is set on November 28, but he plans to stay in school by taking up a masters degree as he intends to become a motivational speaker someday.

“You can’t play basketball your whole life so I will take a masters degree in sports psychology or a PhD,” said Aroga.

Aroga said he has been always been acting as a motivator for the Bulldogs, which is why he plans to use it for the future.

“It’s just in my DNA. I don’t need to have any effort to motivate,” said Aroga. “I don’t think about me. What I learn is you need to help your surroundings.”

Aroga was a vital piece not just with his statistics but with his vocal leadership on the floor in the Bulldogs’ run to their 2014 UAAP title.

“I remember the year we won the championship. If we go to the court, I have to talk, I have to say something,” Aroga said.

In becoming a motivational speaker, Aroga said he will draw from the trials of his life, including the time when his father passed away, in order to help people.

“I’m going to use that with all the things I went through. When you bury your dad and his legacy, I can’t just give up. It’s just in my DNA [not to give up],” said Aroga. 

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