Once dubbed as UAAP’s “Super Rookie”, CJ Cansino breaks his silence on why he will be joining other school’s basketball team for the upcoming UAAP Season 83.
Whether there will be a new season for the collegiate league or not because of the COVID-19 threat, basketball news from the amateur rank continues to shake the hoops-verse of the country.
One of the topics in Twitter that went trending today is CJ Cansino and later there’s the #CJCansinoAnongTunay.
UST publication Varsitarian reported that Cansino is leaving the school which was revealed by one of his unnamed teammates.
To clear up the matter, Cansino tells the reason why he won’t be donning the Gold and White jersey of the Tigers in Season 83 as reported by Rappler.
“Bigyan lang ako ng isang rason para hindi lumipat, maglalaro pa rin ako sa UST. Kaya lang, tinanggal ako eh,” he said.
“Hindi mo naman pwede ipagpilitan yung sarili mo. May pangarap rin naman ako para sa sarili ko. Kaya sobrang lungkot lang na kailangan kong umalis sa UST kahit hindi ko gusto.”
Cansino is one of the core players last season for UST where they swept the UP Fighting Maroons to gain the Finals slot and meet the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the championship round.
The 20-years-old was spectacular in his first year with the Tigers but got slowed down at the later part of the competition after he suffered an ACL injury.
In his second year, he teamed up with Rhenz Abando and Mark Nonoy where both became the one-two punch of coach Aldin Ayo basketball system.
Cansino’s points production went down where he registered 5.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.9 assists.
“UST is my dream school kaya nalulungkot talaga ako sa nangyari. Wala akong masabi kundi salamat sa suporta ng community, fans at admin,” he said.
“Ibang-iba ang mga Tomasino pagdating sa suporta. Sobrang tumaba yung puso ko nung nakita ko yung suporta nila kahit na nalaman nilang lilipat ako.”
With the availability of Cansino and considering his skills if he is 100%, healthy other teams will make put CJ’s phone on fire with offers.
“Sa lilipatan ko, pinapangako ko na kung paano ko binigay ang buong puso at pagkatao ko sa UST, ganun din ang makukuha niyo sa akin. Kung ano yung natutunan ko, hindi ko iiwan at dadalhin ko,” he said.
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