UPIS’ Collin Dimaculangan decided not to sit out his debut collegiate career with UP despite having the roster full of well-equipped players.

/ 23 January 2021

The point guard will be part of Team A with UP seniors on the team who will compete when the UAAP men’s basketball tournament returns under the upkeep of head coach Bo Perasol.

Dimaculangan was the UPIS’ team captain and averaged 9 points, 4 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game in UAAP Season 82.

Before going to the UPIS, Dimaculangan once became part of the Ateneo and yet he didn’t feel out of place as he received a warm welcome to the home of honor and excellence community as he shared to Rappler.

“…I really felt like I found a new home at UPIS. First of all, I really liked the teachers of my classes. They really gave me a warm welcome. They were just really kind and supportive to my basketball career,” Dimaculangan propounded.

“UP people are the humblest and most down to earth people I have ever met. So I really love the people in UP. I also really value the education of UP also,” he added.

Knowing that he was given a chance to hone his skills and to play on the same court with blue-chipped players such as the GDL brothers, he could not help but be exhilarated.

The former UPIS skipper felt “honored just to be part of the pool” and stated that “I’m just super happy [that] the school really has interest in me and is giving me an opportunity to play for the team. I’m really happy about that.”

The 6-foot tall floor general is looking forward to majoring in Interior Design and Dentistry as his second option in which also the same educational attainment as his father in UE.