LETRAN KNIGHTS BIG MAN LARRY MUYANG EYES PBA DRAFT
With the nearing PBA Rookie Draft 2021, the big man of Letran, Larry Muyang, opted to go for the draft despite having one more year to play in the knights-squad.
“Sasali na ako,” says Muyang as he pinpointed the eagerness of being part of the draft, set to happen in the first month of 2021.
This decision of the product from Sta. Ana, Pampanga was due to his burning passion for giving a comfortable life for his hard-working parents and maybe a tip of the lap of luxury.
“Hindi na bata mga magulang ko. Isa pa, naaawa na ako sa papa ko. Driver kasi siya ng dumptruck at gusto ko na siya pahintuin…ako na lang magtratrabaho para sa kanila,” he propounded.
Standing at 6-foot-5, Muyang bagged the NCAA Rookie of the Year back in 2018 and he averaged 12.7 points on 56-percent shooting from the field, to go with 7.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 24.7 minutes last season.
This Letranite stood the tallest last Season against the Red Lions ending the silence for the Knights after dethroning San Beda from their 3-peat championship, 81-79.
Moreover, the 25-year-old Muyang is not a newbie in the field of the Basketball anymore as he was reinstated in multiple leagues showing his spirit with the Pampanga Delta in the NBL and in the MPBL with the Pampanga Giant Lanterns and San Juan Knights-Go For Gold, where he was a part of the 2019 Datu Cup championship team.
As per the disputed change of rules in the NCAA with regards to the players drafting for professional leagues is still a black box for everyone.
Following the prior rules, NCAA student-athletes must first inform their school of their intention to enter the draft, then can only play in the PBA after being overthrown by its respective school.
“Kakayanin yan para sa pangarap. Kasi kung ngayon pa lang iniisip mo na hindi mo kaya, wala na. Dapat ngayon pa lang, isipin mo na na kaya mo makipagsabayan sa kanila,” Muyang affirmed.
Nonetheless, nothing has not yet been proven as this big, “…darating ang araw na makakasama din ako sa listahan nila, so sana.”