The graduating Blue Eaglets are slowly finding their homes after Ateneo High School.
A day after SJ Belangel committed to join the Ateneo Blue Eagles, his teammate Dave Ildefonso announced his commitment to the NU Bulldogs. Ildefonso posted on Twitter a photo of himself wearing an NU Bulldogs shirt with a note thanking Ateneo.
— Dave Ildefonso (@ildavefonso) March 9, 2018
SLAM PH writer Karlo Lovenia confirmed the news of his commitment.
IT'S OFFICIAL: Dave Ildefonso (@ildavefonso) has committed to play for the NU Bulldogs.
— Karlo Lovenia (@karlolovenia) March 9, 2018
Ildefonso was a key contributor for the Blue Eaglets last season. He averaged 13.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists. Ildefonso was named to the mythical team alongside Belangel and Kai Sotto.
The younger Ildefonso joins his brother Shaun and father Danny on the Bulldogs. Shaun Ildefonso who played one year for the Ateneo transferred to NU last May. Danny was named to the coaching staff March of last year. Dave will be coached by former Ateneo Blue Eaglets head coach Jamike Jarin who took over the coaching duties for NU last season.
Dave joins the Bulldogs at the right time. The team will need additional production with the graduation of J-Jay Alejandro. The younger Ildefonso will team up with his older brother to provide a scoring punch on the wings as both of them are explosive slashers who can get to the rim at will.