The UP Fighting Maroons continue to get more formidable for Season 81. They were able to nab another prized recruit from the high-school ranks, Will Gozum.
The SLAM Rising Stars Alum has committed to joining the Fighting Maroons as first confirmed by their Men’s Basketball Team Twitter with a report from UP News site Ikot.ph
— UP Fighting Maroons (@upmbt) February 1, 2018
Gozum himself confirmed the news minutes later when he tweeted the hashtag #MaroonBlooded.
— Will Allen Gozum (@gozuming) February 1, 2018
According to the report on Ikot.ph, UP has been recruiting Will Gozum since December of last year. He committed to the Fighting Maroons last week before the announcement late yesterday.
This is a homecoming for Gozum as he played two years for UPIS before transferring to Mapua and dominating the NCAA Juniors Division. Last year, he led the Red Robins to the Finals with averages of 13 points, 10 rebounds and nearly three blocks per game.
His former teammates the Gomez De Liano brothers and Diego Dario are excited to team up with their big man from high school.
— Javi Gomez de Liaño (@javigdl22) February 1, 2018
— Diego Dario (@Diego5Dario) February 1, 2018
This makes it two straight years that the Fighting Maroons have gotten an MVP from the Juniors level. Last year, they were able to get former UAAP Juniors MVP Juan Gomez De Liano on the team.