Rivero brothers, Paraiso request to go on leave from DLSU Green Archers

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 2) — The De La Salle University Office of Sports Development (OSD) confirmed that three of its players have requested to go on leave from the basketball team.

Ricci and Prince Rivero together with Brent Paraiso have violated a school rule which prohibits players from entering sponsorship agreements with commercial entities.

The OSD made the announcement on its official Twitter account Friday.

The university assured that the three are currently enrolled and are attending their respective classes.

Ricci was a promising sophomore for the Taft-based squad after registering an average of 14.1 points and 5.4 rebounds which were enough to bag the Most Improved Player award in Season 80.

Prince and Paraiso, meanwhile, were bench players who played a vital role to La Salle's front court.

This development comes during a period of transition in their basketball program under new mentor Louie Gonzalez, following former head coach Aldin Ayo's departure in January.

READ: La Salle officially names Louie Gonzalez as new Green Archers coach

In December, two-time most valuable player Ben Mbala also announced his exit as he is suiting up for Mexican ball club Fuerza Regia.

ALSO READ: Mbala leaves La Salle for Mexican ball club

CNN Philippines has reached out to the Rivero brothers and Paraiso but they have yet to respond as of press time.