UAAP: Brent Paraiso set to leave UST

Published August 29, 2020, 6:51 PM

by Carlo Anolin

Brent Paraiso
Brent Paraiso is reportedly leaving the UST Tigers. (UAAP)

Another Tiger is leaving the University of Santo Tomas’ lair.

Brent Paraiso is reportedly following CJ Cansino’s exit last week after confirming earlier reports of his departure in light of the school’s training bubble controversy. and Tiebreaker Times first reported the development, which Paraiso confirmed in his Twitter account by quoting a tweet of one of the articles.

“Nakakalungkot pero kailangan. Mahal na mahal kita UST,” Paraiso wrote.

A source added that a final decision has yet to be made with regards to Paraiso’s transfer. Per Tiebreaker Times’s source, Paraiso withdrew from all of his subjects.

The 6-foot-2 guard, who only played for one year in UST, would exhaust his playing years in the UAAP but could suit up for a year once more should he join other collegiate leagues.

He could also take his basketball career to another level by signing up in the pro leagues such as MPBL, ABL or PBA.

Paraiso became the second player to leave the Tigers’ lair after Cansino, who claimed he was kicked out of the team, moved to University of the Philippines.

READ: CJ Cansino says Ricci Rivero recruiting him among reasons he chose UP. What are the others?

A product of De La Salle Zobel, the 22-year-old Paraiso stayed with De La Salle in college for two years.

Paraiso was part of the UAAP Season 79 champion team led by Jeron Teng and Ben Mbala under coach Aldin Ayo, who eventually transferred to the Tigers.

READ: UST Tigers coach Aldin Ayo breaks silence on CJ Cansino’s exit, training bubble

The Tigers are in hot water following the alleged training bubble conducted in Ayo’s hometown Sorsogon, which rooted from Cansino’s departure and revelations on social media.

READ: UST athletic director Fr. Abogado resigns amid training bubble controversy

The probe, participated by the Joint Administrative Order group (Games and Amusements Board, Philippine Sports Commission and Department of Health) the Commission on Higher Education, UAAP and UST, has yet to reach its conclusion.