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We give you our top 10 hardcourt hunks from the eight teams!
(SPOT.ph) 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 PinoyExchange.com, GoArchers, TheLaSallian, Cosmo.ph, 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!)
Photo by PinoyExchange.com
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?
Photo by PinoyExchange.com
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.
Photo by TheLaSallian.com
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