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UAAP approves the “Jerry Pingoy Rule”

11 Mar

The University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) board by a vote of 5-2 has approved a new rule that will somehow hinder star players from their respective high school programs from transferring to a competing UAAP college program.   The new rule could be dubbed as the Jerie Pingoy rule after the supposed transfer of the Cebuano basketball star from Far Eastern University (FEU) to the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU).  The Jerie Pingoy Rule states that a player from a rival UAAP program will have to sit out for 2 years before he can don the colors of his new school in the UAAP Senior’s Basketball tournament.  Should Pingoy transfer to the ADMU Blue Eagles, we can only see him play in the 2015 UAAP tournament.  If he remains in FEU, he can play in 77th season of UAAP, which starts in July 2013.

The UAAP board almost unanimously approved the new rule with only the teams from Katipunan (University of the Philippines and ADMU) voting against it.  The rule also extended the redshirt period of foreigners who want to play in the country’s premier collegiate basketball league from 1 year to 2 years.  Among the affected would be former Southwestern University (SWU) sensation Benoit Mbala who transferred to the De la Salle University (DLSU) Green Archers this past season.  Mbala had Manila schools salivating for his services when he spearheaded the campaign of the SWU Cobras in the Champion’s League Final 4.

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When and where will Pingoy play in the UAAP Seniors???

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