WHILE awaiting official word from its prized junior cager Jerie Pingoy, Far Eastern University has gained the commitment of a vital cog of its UAAP championship-winning juniors squad.
Forward Joshua Aguilon, who was the third leading scorer for the Baby Tamaraws last season, said he has decided to play for the FEU seniors squad next season, making the confirmation on his Twitter account.
“Commited to Play and Study for the FEU Tamaraw team for next year. :) officially a Tam. :)) #ProudTam,” wrote Aguilon on his Twitter account @J_aguilon18.
Aguilon averaged 9.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.9 assists for the Baby Tamaraws when they captured the UAAP juniors basketball crown last season - the school's first since the Johnny Abarrientos era in the eighties.
FEU coach Nash Racela expressed delight over the development as he feels Aguilon will be an important piece in the Tamaraws’ rebuilding plans.
Aguilon’s teammate Pingoy has yet to make an official announcement on whether he will stay with FEU or join Ateneo, although Cebu-based scribes insist the celebrated point guard has already made up his mind to join the Eagles next season.
Weeks ago, a photo surfaced online of Pingoy, a two-time juniors MVP, attending a practice at Ateneo’s Moro Lorenzo Gym. But he later clarified that it was a Smart Gilas practice, and not with the Blue Eagles.