By Adrian Stewart Co
Ilonggo cager Joshua Devara is set to suit up for the men’s basketball team of Enderun Titans for college.
According to the Iloilo City-native Devara, he is thankful to the opportunity given to him by the Titans as this could be his stepping stone to realize his dream of playing in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) someday.
“Since I started playing basketball when I was in Grade 2, I have already committed myself to reach my dreams of becoming a PBA player in the future,” Devara said in an interview with Enderun Athletics Facebook page.
“Understanding and committing to my dreams are vital as I know that I need to undergo lots of different circumstances and a number of ramifications that will trigger the improvement of my skills so long before I achieve success,” he added.
Devara was a former standout of Colegio de San Jose in Iloilo City before he was recruited to play in Manila at Hope Christian High School, where he won a handful of championships.
“Hardships do not put an end to my goal as I know that whatever path I take, it will direct me to where I want me to be with the way I worked hard for,” he further said. “Nevertheless, as I cling onto my dreams, I also hold steadfast to God.”
Devara is the second Western Visayas-based player in the Titans roster aside from Bacolod City-native Leonard Mustre, son of former San Miguel Beermen player Mike Mustre.
The Titans are aiming to improve their runner-up finish in the 19th National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities two years ago where they lost to St. Clare College of Caloocan Saints./ASC, WDJ