I wouldn’t be officially covering the NCAA no more. Doesn’t mean I ain’t going to watch anymore, though. I love college hoops, and the NCAA has that unique energy that sets itself apart from its rival tournament, the UAAP (though I watch ’em too).
Anyways, here are my predictions:
1. San Sebastian Stags
2. JRU Heavy Bombers
3. San Beda Red Lions
4. Perpetual Altas
5. Letran Knights
6. CSB Blazers
7. Mapua Cardinals
8. Arellano Chiefs
9. EAC Generals
*I know pundits are putting the Blazers way down to about 8th or 9th, but I believe they’re better than that. I think the six-spot is just right.
Finals: SSC-R vs JRU (w/ a healthy Joe Etame)
MVP: Etame (JRU) OR Calvin Abueva (SSC-R)
ROY: Luis Sinco (CSB)
Mythical Five (still a toss-up. I think a player would have a bigger chance if his team ends up with a better record):
C: Etame/Sudan Daniel (SBC)
F: John Njei (JRU)/Isaiah Ciriacruz (AU)
SG: Jett Vidal (UPHDS)/Garvo Lanete (SBC)/Carlo Lastimosa (CSB)
PG: Borgie Hermida (SBC)/Argel Mendoza (EAC)/Pamboy Raymundo (SSC-R)
I’d have to alter this a bit, but I think I’ll just do it after the first round.