The La Salle Green Archers beefed up their men's basketball talent pool, recently getting the commitment of top high school talents Penny Estacio, Fil-Aussie Jared Abadam, and Fil-Am Deschon Winston.

/ 26 May 2021

Green Archers coach Derrick Pumaren confirmed the commitment of new recruits on Monday.

Estacio is a 6-foot guard who was a standout in his lone year with the Baby Tamaraws as he helped them finish as bridesmaids in their campaign in UAAP Season 82.

The highly-touted guard posted an average of 15.1 points on 26-percent shooting from threes, on top of 5.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 2.1 steals in 28 minutes of action.

The 5-foot-11 court general earlier played for Lourdes School of Mandaluyong and San Beda.

DLSU was also the destination of choice for Fil-Aussie swingman Jared Abadam and Fil-Am transferee Deschon Winston.

Abadam, 17, is a 6-foot-4 slasher who played for AusPinoy in the 2018 edition of the NBTC while Winston, 22, also stands at 6-foot-4 and spent three seasons for NCAA Division I school Central Michigan University.

They will have to fight for minutes in the Green Archers’ loaded backcourt rotation now led by transferees Evan Nelle and Mark Nonoy.

Those names are welcome additions for the squad after its aggressive offseason that didn’t just see Pumaren return to the fort, but also secure the commitments of top high school standouts in Kevin Quiambao, Jonnel Policarpio, Raven Cortez, and Isaiah Blanco-Hontiveros, just to name a few.