Desiderio grateful for Mythical 5 award, eyes Final 4 for UP

first_imgChinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH PH among economies most vulnerable to virus FILE PHOTO. Paul Desiderio. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netConsider it as the cherry on top of a great year.With University of the Philippines finally seeing a breakthrough this UAAP Season 79, the Fighting Maroons have one last reason to celebrate with guard Paul Desiderio being named to the Mythical Five.ADVERTISEMENT Senators to proceed with review of VFA Averaging 15.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 2.6 assists this year, Desiderio led UP to a 5-9 record, good for fifth place.He was also the first Maroon to be named since guard Marvin Cruz, who was cited as one of the league’s best performers in 2006.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliBut for the Cebuano guard, seeing UP in the Final Four before he graduates would be a better prize.“I’m happy for the award, but I’m not satisfied because before I leave, I want UP to get to the Final Four,” he said. We are youngcenter_img As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 MOST READ After triumphant year, PH paddlers turn focus on Asian Games Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. EDITORS’ PICK Desiderio said that the award just drives him to perform better next season as he eyes to make his dreamfor Diliman come true.“Starting now, I’m pressuring myself to play better. People have also texted me and told me that they expect UP to make it to the Final Four, but I’m not thinking about it. i just know that I really need to work harder,” he said.And this early, Desiderio likes the Fighting Maroons’ chances.“We have a big chance next year. Hopefully, we get it and make it to the Final Four,” he said.Coach Bo Perasol will have an almost intact lineup for next season, with only team captain Jett Manuel, Dave Moralde, and Henry Asilum graduating this year.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img

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