UP Fighting Maroons recruits Cebuano star Jancork Cabahug

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Photo courtesy: Jancork Cabahug Facebook account

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 31) – The University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons has secured the commitment of University of Visayas star Jancork Cabahug, head coach Bo Perasol confirms to CNN Philippines.

The 6’3” forward, who last played for the Green Lancers in the 2019 Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL), is expected to provide the needed toughness for the Maroons especially in the wing side.

“I can see in him the same toughness in the Cebuano players I had in my previous teams. You can sense his hunger and drive to prove himself,” said Perasol.

The Maroons’ mentor revealed they have been eyeing the 22-year old Cabahug during his PCCL stint because of his good offensive outings in the national tournament.

Cabahug even spearheaded the UV Green Lancers to a 93-63 blowout win over the Maroons in the battle for third place in the 2019 PCCL. He led all scorers in that game with 21 points, shooting a perfect 4-of-4 in the three-point area.

Cabahug was part of the UV’s 2017 and 2018 championship teams in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. basketball league.

He will sit out the next UAAP season as part of the league’s residency rules and is expected to play for at least three years according to Perasol.

Cabahug is among the latest high blue-chip recruits of the Diliman-based basketball team. The Maroons earlier secured the commitment of former Gilas Youth member and La Salle Greenhills ace RC Calimag, former Centro Escolar University Scorpion Malick Diouf, Filipino-Canadians Anton Eusebio and Alonzo Tan, Fil-Am point guard Sam Dowd, La Salle guard Joel Cagulangan, Xavier School center Miguel Tan, and Fil-Australian big man Ethan Kirkness.