One-and-done Fil-Am Henry Galinato takes act to UP

Published October 21, 2021, 2:29 PM

by Reynald I. Magallon

One-and-done Filipino-American Henry Galinato has committed to play for the University of the Philippines in the 84th Season of the UAAP, Fil-Am Nation Select announced on Thursday, October 21.

Galinato, a 6’6 forward who played for Benedictine University Mesa in Arizona, earlier participated in a private workout done by UP Maroons head of basketball operations Bo Perasol and organized by the Fil-Am Nation Select.

“Proud to announce the commitment of Henry Galinato @hgalinato23 – who will suit and play for the Fighting Maroons for Season 84. Standing at 6’6” & 245lbs powerful giant will be looking forward to showcase his skills and making an impact for his team,” said Fil-Am Nation in its announcement posted on its Facebook page.

Photo from Fil-Am Nation Select

It was a busy offseason for the Fighting Maroons who also landed prized recruits Carl Tamayo, Terrence Fortea, Cj Cansino and Gerry Abadiano to bolster their line-up that already featured returnees led by Ricci Rivero, Jboy Gob, and James Spencer.

Galinato averaged 13 points and 9.6 rebounds in his senior year in US.