The quest for that 19th UAAP title begins today. So Old Azcaraga let us hear you loud. Cheer for the UE Red Warriors and always be proud.
Coach Lawrence Chongson and the Red Warriors begins their journey to glory land as they will go against the UST Growling Tigers in the 73rd season opening salvo.
The veteran quarterback Paul Lee is still in the club to give the necessary leadership on the court. While the returning James Martinez is up the task to navigate the offensive flow, after skipping last season due to an ACL injury.
This will be an exciting season for the Red & White Community, as the UE Red Warriors banners a bunch of promising rookies and sophomores.
Adrian Santos, a former UE Pages and 2nd year Center-Forward Ken Acibar, will showcase their energetic presence both in the offensive and defensive side.
Lordy Casajeros, a Ronald Tubid look-a-like and former Lyceum cager Biboy Enguio are both profilic during the preseason. JR Sumido is ready to take the responsibility in the guard position. And, Sam Razon will have to prove to the community that he is the 2nd coming of Elmer Espiritu.
Ezer Rosopa will make a UAAP record, as the oldest rookie in history, as he turns 25 this coming August. While, Ivan Hernandez is up the task to give height and inside presence under the paint.
On the other hand, the Red Warriors are still relaying on their old reliables. Paul Zamar is so much ready in his role as the 6th man for the Red squad. Raffy Reyes and Lucas Tagarda will always be pesky inside the court. And the bulky trio, Erwin Duran, JM Noble, and Garrick Ayala are ready to fill-in the empty role that had left by former Red Warrior Pari Llagas.
Last year’s amazing run that has put the Red Warriors in a do-or-die game in the Finals against Ateneo will give the team a needed experience this season.