College of St. Benilde considering Prince Rivero

Published April 6, 2018, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

by Brian Yalung

Prince Rivero  (MB photo | Rio Leonelle Deluvio)
Prince Rivero (MB photo | Rio Leonelle Deluvio)
With most wondering where Ricci Rivero may be headed, the same question holds true for his elder brother Prince Rivero. The forward was one of the three players who took a leave from the DLSU Green Archers due to the celebrated “no endorsement” policy.

For now, it remains unclear if Prince will be following the footsteps of his brother Ricci. However, reliable sources reveal that the burly forward only has a couple of semesters left before he officially graduates from DLSU.

As far as college basketball, Prince is eligible to play only one more year with the age limit set to be lowered to 24. Rivero turned 23 last February.

Hence, moving to a UAAP-affiliated school would be a waste of time since he would need to fulfill the two-year residency requirement. The landscape, however, changes if he jumps to the NCAA. A possible scenario would be to see him suit up for the College of St. Benilde Blazers.

Manila Bulletin Sports Online was able to talk to head coach Ty Tang on that possibility.

“We are considering it but everything is up in the air,” said Tang via phone interview.

The Blazers could get an added boost and beef up their frontline with someone like Prince. However, it will be a delicate and complicated process that could take time to iron out.