Nambatac takes on a bigger challenge, applies for PBA Draft

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Though chances may be slim for aspirants like him, Nambatac is banking on his learnings in the amateur ranks to propel him to the PBA.“My mantra has always been believe in yourself. Even though there are challenges, as long as you believe in yourself, you’ll be able to overcome them,” he said. MOST READ Rey Nambatac. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRey Nambatac is shooting for the stars and making his dream a reality.One of the highly touted guards in the amateur ranks today, the 23-year-old has thrown his name to the pool as he joins the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.ADVERTISEMENT DOH drafting order to lower prices of expensive medicines PLAY LIST 02:03DOH drafting order to lower prices of expensive medicines01:16Go goads Robredo to take ICAD post: ‘Tignan natin kung makakatulog ka pa’02:21Little people, big lives, bigger dreams01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Onwubere eyeing impressive farewell in NCAA ahead of PBA Draft LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES “Ever since when I played basketball, it’s really my dream to make it to the PBA. And I think this year is my best chance to jump to the pros,” he said.Nambatac has been averaging 16.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in his senior year as Letran continues to make a run to the Final Four late in NCAA Season 93.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 6-foot guard knows how tough the competition is making it to the PBA, but he believes that he is more than ready to duke it out with the big boys after a stellar showing with the Knights and an equally respectable run with Racal in the PBA D-League.“It’s a big challenge because when you talk about the draft, all the competitive players in the collegiate league are there,” he said. “But it’s not important for me when I’ll be picked, if it’s in the first round or the latter rounds. All I want is to be able to sign with a team and show how deserving I am for a contract.” Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img