De La Salle formally welcomes Mark Nonoy, Deo Cuajao to the fold

Published September 15, 2020, 4:18 PM

by Kristel Satumbaga-Villar

Mark Nonoy Deo Cuajao
From left, Team Phenom CEO Jackson Chua, De La Salle program backer Atty Mans Carpio, Mark Nonoy, Deo Cuajao and Cuajao’s dad, Doroteo.

De La Salle University, through its new program backer Atty. Mans Carpio, formally welcomed Mark Nonoy and Deo Cuajao to its men’s basketball team Tuesday.

In a photo release, Nonoy and Cuajao were seen wearing the DLSU green jacket and white shirt along with Carpio, Team Phenom Sports president Jackson Chua and Cuajao’s father, Doroteo.

Carpio was reportedly the key to recruiting the two players from University of Santo Tomas, which had been at the center of controversy the past weeks due to the Sorsogon training bubble.

Nonoy and Chua are both under Team Phenom Sports.

A product of Negros Occidental, Nonoy clinched the UAAP Rookie of the Year plum in Season 82 with an average of 11.11 points, 3.83 rebounds and 2.78 assists.

Cuajao, meanwhile, made his presence felt in the PBA D-League.

The two will have to sit out one year before being eligible for UAAP Season 84.