NCAA Final Four Preview – Letran Knights vs. JRU Heavy Bombers

9 09 2007

Letran Knights vs. Jose Rizal Heavy Bombers (elimination round 1-1)

Colegio San Juan de Letran Knights

The Letran Knights is not your typical power team. The Knights are a very efficient basketball team. The know their roles and they know how to play “as a team”. Coach Louie Alas has a very deceiving line-up. He knows that for him to win this series and go all the way, they have to do it together. The extras will definitely count for the Knights – the extra passes and the extra hustle. Coach Alas normally starts with: Bryan Faundo, Rey Guevarra, Dino Daa, RJ Jazul and Kirk del Rosario. RJ Jazul, having a splendid season thus far, will carry the scoring load and will definitely be the go to guy for the Knights. Bryan Faundo’s 16-footers will provide the space for the Knights perimeter, Guevarra and Jazul will mostly benefit from Faundo’s soft touch from the outside. Daa will also provide some muscle inside with some reliable perimeter snipping. Plus the fact that the Knights can also give you some speed to get out on the break. On defense, they are above-average single coverage defenders both in and around the shaded area. Backing up the Knights starting five will be Andro Quinday, Reymar Gutilban, Reynaldo Dangcal and probably their feistiest perimeter defender in John Melegrito.

Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers

The JRU Heavy Bombers have been criticized for being overly physical at times. But that is the nature of the beast. In fact, in my opinion, the Heavy Bombers is the most physical team in the NCAA today. James Sena, Alvin Se and Mark Pradas comprise the frontline of the Heavy Bombers. John Wilson and Mark Cagoco will initially man the backcourt. But at times, you will see Ildefonso Bulangis dictate the tempo for the Heavy Bombers on occasions as a starter. The Heavy Bombers’ main weapon is defense. They rely on a lot of defensive schemes to give their opponent a different look in their offense, and in some instances to stop your primary scoring option – shut you down. Backing up the main crew will be Jason Nocom, Marvin Hayes, John Agas and Rene Cunanan.

Pick: Letran in 2 games

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8 responses

10 09 2007
math01

hard to tell who will win. But as a NCAA fan, Letran nalang. atleast the games would be as exciting if BEDA and letran will face in the finals.

10 09 2007
red

why letran?

10 09 2007
momo

letran is boring…..

10 09 2007
dhongski

wala namang ibang kalaban ang San Beda kundi Letran lang….aribba letran

10 09 2007
batangkalentong

i am a JRU “antik” pero sa tingin ko JRU only has a slight chance of beating letran

😦 di bale san beda vs letran in the finals, parang barrera vs pacquiao 2(suntukan ulit) lmao joke,,,

11 09 2007
carlos feliciano

syempre letran nako Letranista ako eh musta mga brad ko sa glg

11 09 2007
RedFace

San Beda will kick letran’s ass in the finals. IF LETRAN CAN WIN SA JRU?! Go San Beda Fight. Going for back to back…

12 09 2007
andrei

alam nyo kahit saang aggulo nyo tignan san beda pa din mag chachampion!!!

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