By Adrian Stewart Co
The appeal of former University of Santo Tomas (UST) Growling Tigers head coach Aldin Ayo will be in play as Negrense guard Mark Nonoy and Vince Deo Cuajao decide on their next career move.
Jax Chua of Phenom Sports Management, who handles the career of Nonoy and Cuajao, said that the two are still waiting if the UST will endorse Ayo’s appeal to the UAAP’s decision to indefinitely ban him from coaching in the league.
“Both Mark and Deo are loyal to coach Aldin. So we are waiting if UST will endorse coach Aldin’s appeal on UAAP’s indefinite ban before we decide on their next move,” Chua told Watchmen Daily Journal.
Ayo sent out a statement last Friday that he is planning to file a motion for reconsideration for his indefinite banishment from the UAAP. However, he needs an endorsement from a school official to get it rolling.
Chua also denied Spin.ph report on Sunday that Nonoy and Cuajao has committed to the De La Salle University Green Archers but admitted that it was among the frontrunners along with San Beda University Red Lions if the two decide to leave UST.
“I understand that people are excited on where Mark and Deo are headed but let us wait for them to decide on where they want to play next because their future is on the line here,” Chua said.
“Hirap sila because of their loyalty to coach Aldin talaga at gusto talaga nila mag-stay sa UST. But at the same time, time is running out since enrollment for the first semester in all schools is coming to a close,” he added.
Nonoy, a former standout from Hua Siong College of Iloilo Red Phoenix, played a key role for the Growling Tigers in their runner up finish in the UAAP Season 82. The Negrense guard was hailed as the Rookie of the Year.
Cuajao, on the other hand, was used sparingly by Ayo in his rookie season but have showed flourish during the offseason and was tipped to take over CJ Cansino, who decided to bolt out UST to join the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons. ASC, WDJ