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UAAP: Forthsky Padrigao embraces starring role for Ateneo

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Forthsky Padrigao proved his worth as Ateneo’s new court general after stepping up big time with an impressive game to kick off the Blue Eagles’ UAAP Season 85 men’s basketball campaign on a high note.
Starting life without veteran guards SJ Belangel, Gian Mamuyac, and Tyler Tio, Padrigao embarked on a new era for the Blue Eagles with 19 points, six rebounds, seven assists and two steals with only two turnovers in their 79-70 victory over the Far Eastern University Tamaraws on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.
The sophomore point guard said he’s not backing down from the challenges that come with having bigger responsibility this season, where Ateneo seeks redemption after losing the title four months ago.
“I told myself before this season just to face any challenges that I’m about to face, and try to overcome,” said Padrigao, who shot 3-of-6 from the three-point line, including a clutch triple in the fourth quarter.

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