FOUR new recruits were added to the University of Perpetual System Dalta Junior Altas squad in preparation for the NCAA juniors basketball tournament for the school year 2020-2021.
Coach Myk Saguiguit tapped 6-foot-4 Cyrus Nitura and 6-foot-3 forward Julian Lozada from Adamson, point guard Khatami Aharijan from
Zamboanga City and Kyle Thompson, the youngest brother of Altas alumni Scottie Thompson of Barangay Ginebra.
The Las Piñas City-based Junior Altas holdovers are center Jearico Nuñez, Angelo Gelsano, Kyle Cuevas, Shwan Orgo, John Escalante, Jomar Ignacio, Gabby Angeles and Mark Banaticla.
Saguiguit said that Perpetual Help will try to make up for the coming season as the Junior Altas finished in eighth place with seven wins and 11 losses in their previous campaign.
Last year’s top guns Edzel Galoy, Yuki Kawamura and Emman Galman have already finished their high school eligibility.
Galoy is now with the Altas’ senior team, Kawamura was recruited by defending champion Letran Knights, while La Salle secured the commitment to play of Galman.
“For now we are doing online training, conditioning after their respective online class amid the threat of coronavirus disease,” said Saguiguit during a break in their online practice.
Letran College will host Season 96, which is delayed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease.
The league is plotting to open the new season early next year with only four events, including basketball and volleyball.