Fil-Am Sage Tolentino announced his commitment to the University of Cincinnati men’s basketball program during an ESPN 1530 AM radio show on Thursday afternoon (Friday, Philippine timezone).

/ 18 July 2021

The 7-foot center also posted on his social media accounts of the said new development expressing his gratitude and excitement.

“I am humbled and blessed that I will be committing to the University of Cincinnati!,” he posted on his Instagram account.

“Thank you to coach Wes Miller, Coach Chad Dollar, and the entire coaching staff for believing in me. I am very thankful for this opportunity to play at the next level and I’m ready for this next chapter in my life!! I’m 1000-percent committed!”

Initially, Tolentino pledged to Auburn basketball back on October 15, 2020. However, as the young player considered other options, Tolentino decided to leave and de-commit from Auburn University once he graduates in 2022. 

“I will be one thousand percent headed to the University of Cincinnati,” Tolentino told ESPN 1530 host Mo Egger.

Tolentino brought two state Championships at Maryknoll High School in Honolulu, Hawaii, scoring an average of 13 points, 10 boards, and 3.5 blocks per game in his sophomore year.

He also played with Hamilton basketball high school with a total of 14 games bolstering an average of 9.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks.

Other schools such as Kansas, Xavier, and Kentucky chased after the potential of the four-star center, Tolentino.