LIKE Ben Mbala before him, Southwestern University again paraded a Cameroonian import in Landry Sanjo when the Cobras competed in the just-concluded Philippine Collegiate Champions League.
Sanjo emerged as the Cobras’ main threat at the post and their most consistent player as the Cebu side made it all the way to a first ever Finals appearance against De La Salle Green Archers.
The Cameroonian averaged 15 points, 12 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, and 1.6 assists for the Cobras, who were swept (2-0) by the Archers in the best-of-three championship series.
They Said It!
““Even if there’s a team that proposes to me that I come to Manila, I will not do it because I love Cebu. I love Southwestern." - SWU import from Cameroon Landry Sanjo
After the loss, Sanjo vows to be back in the PCCL next season still playing for Southwestern University as he promised not to follow in the footsteps of Mbala.
Following his head-turning performance during the PCCL last year, Mbala found a likely taker in De La Salle, where he is currently serving his residency. He will be eligible for the UAAP in 2015.
Although no team has tried to recruit him yet, Sanjo pledged his loyalty to the Cobras.
“Even if there’s a team that proposes to me that I come to Manila, I will not do it because I love Cebu. I love Southwestern,” Sanjo told Spin.ph on Tuesday after the Cobras’ 61-70 loss to the Archers.
This early, the 6-foot-5 rookie center and business management student said he has a mission to lead the Cobras to another appearance in next year’s PCCL.
“We have to go back and prepare for next season. But I’m satisfied now. At least we have learned a lot,” the import said after Southwestern became only the second provincial team to reach the finals of the PCCL.