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Top 10 Hottest UAAP Basketball Players (2013 Edition)
To welcome the most anticipated collegiate game of the season, we round up 10 of the hottest players!
By: Patricia Victoria Javier  |   Published on: Jul 16, 2013 - 7:30am

We give you our top 10 hardcourt hunks from the eight teams!


( Whether you’re rooting for the players or screaming your school’s chant together with the team’s cheerleaders, it’s safe to say that we’re not just watching the UAAP Basketball games to support our beloved alma mater. We will shamelessly admit it: we‘re in it for the eye candy as well. The basketball players on the court have us going gaga with their three-pointers, amazing alley-oops, and yes, their charming faces whenever they score a point.


With the 76th season off to an exciting first round, we'll help you get ready to ogle at these smokin’ hot players. Here's our 2013 list of the UAAP’s 10 hottest basketball players based on looks, charm and their attention-grabbing presence when they’re busy on the court.


Note: Van Opstal, Jeric Teng, and Joseph Marata were not included as they were part of our 2010 list.


Photos from, GoArchers, TheLaSallian,, Mawi Dagdag, and Jan Dizon.



10. Jairold Flores (UE Red Warriors)


This 6’3" hottie from Negros Occidental has what it takes to be one of the best on the court. Basketball scout Dexter Dy has this to say about him: “He is a muscular power forward who jumps very high.” With his team’s impressive pre-season win at the recently concluded Fil-Oil tourney, Jairold will definitely fight harder during the UAAP games. We agree that his prowess on the court translates to his looks as well. A bonus for all the ladies: his sexy bod (no they aren’t like John Lloyd’s famous abs!)

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9. Rodney Brondial (AdU Falcons)


The very fact that his twitter handle is a word play on his name (Follow him at @roadknee17) means he can loosen up and poke fun at himself. We like! We also like how he tweets his fans and thanks them for all their support. We love a guy who shows humility and can be fun at the same time. The more we talk about him the more we’re smitten! From a second-stringer to becoming one of the best rebounders for the Falcons, this knockout is stopping at nothing to be the one of his team's best assets.


Photo by Mawi Dagdag



8. Terrence Romeo (FEU Tamaraws)


A 5’11" shooting guard of the FEU Tamaraws, Terrence certainly fits the stereotype of a bad boy sans the leather bike jacket and Ray-Ban aviators.  His spiky hair says "I'm a rebel, stay away" but this just attracts more women. Who cares about nice guys?


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7. Gabby Reyes (DLSU Green Archers)


Despite the fact that he rarely made an appearance in last season’s game, Gabby Reyes is proving to be one of the best in his team as proven by his presence and quick feet. Did you see him during the Fil-Oil Flying V Pre-Season Premiere Cup? Scoring double figures in every game last month, he’s scoring high in our ranking too! His good looks and perseverance just adds to the whole package. This 6' 3" standout from De La Salle Zobel Green Archers won’t stop at nothing to play the sport he’s been so passionate about since high school. In a recent The LaSallian interview, he fondly talks about his rookie year in Zobel, where he scored impressively despite playing with a sprained ankle. A go-getter, Gabby is one to watch for this season, both on and off the court.


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6. Earl Murphy (AdMU Blue Eagles)


No stranger to the intensity and pressure of Ateneo basketball games, this 5' 11" baller has been promoted from Team Be Glory (Team B) and is now off to a great start with his impressive five-point turnout under four minutes in one game during Fil Oil’s tourney. His commanding presence on the court and his baby-faced smile has girls captivated whenever he dominates on the hardwood. We’ll definitely be watching for him in the weeks to come.


Photo by Jan Dizon


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  • Lavyah
    I love Jeron... buti nalang no.1 siya!
    4 months ago     Reply  
  • kienca
    ba't wla si kiefer..??
    Jan 26 2014 @ 08:26pm     Reply  
    Oct 31 2013 @ 02:53pm     Reply  
    ang gwapo nila grabe i luv u
    Oct 31 2013 @ 02:52pm     Reply  
  • Sam
    Congrats to all
    Sep 26 2013 @ 06:21pm     Reply  
    Uhm Rodney Brondial, Jairold Flores, Robin Rono?! One of the Hottest UAAP Basketball Players, mas okay pa if Jeric Teng, Arnold van Opstal and Kiefer Ravena eh.
    Sep 26 2013 @ 06:14pm     Reply  
  • plap
    wala c olivares :(
    Sep 26 2013 @ 06:10pm     Reply  
  • wonderingwereuonyourrightnowmind
    what the hell?!? Hot is different from cute, and gwapo from cute.
    Sep 05 2013 @ 03:12pm     Reply  
  • zerly
    it's not that they're biased sa dlsu, madame lang talga dun hehehe.... but Jeron's ideal of a girl is very typical naman, medyo nadismaya naman ako, more on physical e, typical choice of guys ;)
    pero i'm so happy kasama si Romeo ! woooh :DDD
    Aug 26 2013 @ 10:40am     Reply  
  • yume
    biased sa DLSU masyado yang list na yan.
    Jul 26 2013 @ 09:25pm     Reply  
  • Read the intro first
    To anyone who thinks Von Opstal should be on the list, I agree with you! However, before we start bashing this article. Read the intro:

    Note: Van Opstal, Jeric Teng, and Joseph Marata were not included as they were part of our 2010 list.
    Jul 24 2013 @ 12:26pm     Reply  
  • Rach
    Who told you that that Robin Rono is hot?? Ugh she/he must be blind! He's not an eye candy for me. Terrence Romeo deserves a higher rank although not the 1st cos he got some tabs already though he's gwapo pa din haha and you also forgot Roi Sumang. Such a cutie especially when playing in court. He's H-O-T too ya know!
    Jul 23 2013 @ 12:07am     Reply  
  • itzmeihjessa
    Von should be in no. 2 spot..
    Jul 18 2013 @ 06:38pm     Reply  
  • uaapbasketballsenorita
    No Kim Lo of UST, Jericho Cruz of Adamson and Roi Sumang of UE?
    Jul 18 2013 @ 01:35am     Reply  
  • run9R
    Take this article down quickly, before Kris Aquino gets a hold of it!!!
    Jul 17 2013 @ 05:40pm     Reply  
  • gaga
    Robin Rono is number one in my heart!!
    Jul 17 2013 @ 06:35am     Reply  
  • gaga
    Robin Roño is number one in my heart!!
    Jul 17 2013 @ 06:34am     Reply  
  • IloveTeng
    Jeron Teng Please be mine!!!
    Jul 16 2013 @ 08:31pm     Reply  
  • IloveTeng
    Ang gwapo tlga ni Jeron TENG!!!
    Jul 16 2013 @ 08:28pm     Reply  
  • LuhSull
    Si Jeron Teng, konting pitik na lang....
    Jul 16 2013 @ 08:10pm     Reply  
  • Ana
    mind you people, those 3 Archers are very well deserving of their spot anyway! I will rank them 1,2,3. and i'm from uste
    Jul 16 2013 @ 08:04pm     Reply  
  • nina
    Good pick with Jeron. :"> Saw him practice his free throws shirtless awhile ago. Our PE class was empty for 20 mins, even our prof was watching. :p
    Jul 16 2013 @ 08:03pm     Reply  
  • UAAP
    di ba kayo nagbabasa? sinabi na nga sa article na Note: Van Opstal, Jeric Teng, and Joseph Marata were not included as they were part of our 2010 list. Puro kayo AVO jan. BASA BASA DIN PAG MAY TIME!
    Jul 16 2013 @ 07:28pm     Reply  
  • Chris
    People, please read the note above before commenting: "Note: Van Opstal, Jeric Teng, and Joseph Marata were not included as they were part of our 2010 list."
    Jul 16 2013 @ 06:58pm     Reply  
  • Arnold is Awesome
    While im happy that 3 greenarchers landed on this list, like most people who commented i think you missed out on the biggest (literally) hottie of them all! Where's Van Opstal?! Kahit wala na yung tatlo, ilagay lang si AVO!
    Jul 16 2013 @ 06:52pm     Reply   Hide replies
    • uaap fan
      read the intro kasi:

      Note: Van Opstal, Jeric Teng, and Joseph Marata were not included as they were part of our 2010 list.
      Jul 17 2013 @ 11:09am     Reply  
  • Sometwo
    How can Andre Paras be lower than Von Pessumal?! And AVO is so much better looking then more than half these people listed.
    Jul 16 2013 @ 06:34pm     Reply  
  • Gins
    How come AVO isn't on this list? He's definitely more good-looking than at least two others in the lower half of the count...
    Jul 16 2013 @ 05:40pm     Reply  
  • Andromeda
    Yeah. Google Van Opstal at taob kalahati ng mga nasa listahang ito. And I'm not even going in his school. :)
    Jul 16 2013 @ 05:33pm     Reply   Hide replies
    • UAAP
      basa basa din pag may time!! sinabi na nga sa article na,

      Note: Van Opstal, Jeric Teng, and Joseph Marata were not included as they were part of our 2010 list.
      Jul 16 2013 @ 07:26pm     Reply  
    where is Van Opstal? :(
    Jul 16 2013 @ 03:58pm     Reply   Hide replies
    • uaap fan
      read the intro kasi:

      Note: Van Opstal, Jeric Teng, and Joseph Marata were not included as they were part of our 2010 list.
      Jul 17 2013 @ 11:07am     Reply  
  • whut
    Bakit nandyan si Romeo? Dugyutin naman yung itsura nun.
    Jul 16 2013 @ 03:17pm     Reply  
  • Pansy
    Have you seen the players from UST though? If this is about equality, then we wouldn't have ranked these players. This is about fairness, this is about cutest!
    Jul 16 2013 @ 12:01pm     Reply  
  • aira
    Seems quite biased indeed, and poorly-researched. A note on Earl Murphy from ADMU -- it's not Team Be Glory. It's Team Glory Be.
    Jul 16 2013 @ 11:45am     Reply  
  • jesuswasablackman
    Again, I smell bias in this list as UST is not included (however, I noticed 2 Green Archers in your roster). Nice to see no Fil-Caucasians this time around
    Jul 16 2013 @ 10:50am     Reply  
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