No rest for Paul Desiderio on cusp of PBA dream

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first_imgView comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting A look at the unbeaten and the winless in college basketball Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ LATEST STORIES UP finished the eliminations as the third seed with an 8-6 record and fought its way to its first championship series since winning the title in 1986.Desiderio said there’s some pressure especially after he led the Fighting Maroons to the finals as their emotional leader, but it also gave him the stock to become a potential first rounder.“Of course there’s some pressure because I was fresh off the UAAP Finals,” said Desiderio who, along with UP teammate Diego Dario, are the only two applicants of the 47 that applied straight out of college. “The UP community expects much out of us, but I’m just euphoric I’m in this level.”“The finals were really a big help to my stock because if we weren’t in the finals I wouldn’t be even known at this kind of level.”ADVERTISEMENT PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Paul Desiderio is still in his celebratory mood.The captain, who led University of the Philippines to its first UAAP basketball Finals appearance in 32 years had his first taste of PBA action when he participated in the first day of the PBA Draft Combine Wednesday at Gatorade Hoops Center.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Desiderio, who’s always maintained a happy-go-lucky attitude outside the court, was still brandishing a wide smile and he said he’s still on a high after the Fighting Maroons featured in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball finals.“I think I haven’t rested one bit,” said Desiderio in Filipino. “This is the moment I’ve been waiting for, I have no choice but to do this so I can achieve my dream of playing in the PBA.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefDesiderio’s Fighting Maroons got swept in the championship round with Ateneo taking its 10th title in two games.Despite the loss in the lone finals, and Final Four, of his collegiate career, Desiderio said he wouldn’t be in his position if not for the inspiring run UP had in Season 81. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img

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