Rejected by La Salle in high school, Sean Manganti shows how far he’s come

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Manganti led Adamson University to 57-50 win over the Green Archers in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball, which incidentally was also the first win of head coach Franz Pumaren over his former team.“It was always in the back of my head, and I used that rejection as a motivation,” said Manganti, who had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.READ: UAAP: Pumaren, Adamson get back at La Salle The win pushed Adamson into a league-best 7-2 record and also gave Pumaren, who was a five-time UAAP champion with the Green Archers, his first win after seven losses against La Salle.Pumaren was also happy with how Manganti responded to the team that rejected him almost a decade ago.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Take for instance the case of Adamson University forward Sean Manganti, who was technically a reject of De La Salle’s basketball program.Manganti tried out for one of the high school teams under De La Salle’s educational system but he was cut off without even having met the head coach of the squad.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissREAD: From zero to hero: Sean Manganti redeems himself with game winnerThis rejection has been a source of motivation for Manganti and seven years later he relishes being able to savor a win over La Salle. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiu-jitsu star Meggie Ochoa launches ‘Fight to Protect’ movement vs child sexual abuse Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Rejection has a way of making people better.ADVERTISEMENT “Sean played pretty well, they rejected Sean and we developed him and that’s a testament to our program and that we know how to develop players,” said Pumaren.READ: Adamson vows to get back at La Salle after painful loss Manganti, who had a family member bring him to La Salle for the tryout, said finally tasting a victory against the school that rejected him, and beat him five times before, was the end of a trial he carried for much of collegiate life.“It’s like a culmination of your hard work and it finally took shape,” said Manganti who’s in his third season in the UAAP. “I’m on top of the world right now and I love it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ View commentslast_img read more