6’8 Matthew Aquino has Potential to Match—or Even Surpass His Dad

Matthew Aquino

According to Fox Sports Asia, Alvin Patrimonio sees potential in Marlou Aquino’s son.

Newly-appointed National U big man coach Alvin Patrimonio sees a bright future for promising Bulldogs center Matthew Aquino, convinced he has what it takes to match—or even surpass—the accomplishment of his equally-towering dad Marlou.

“Talagang malaki ‘yung potential nu’ng bata. Masipag at gusto talagang matuto,” said Patrimonio, 49 of Aquino who made his presence felt, notably on the defensive end, during NU’s 59-54 victory over St. Benilde in the 2016 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup on Wednesday.A transferee from Adamson, the 6-foot-9 Aquino collected a game-high four blocks on top of seven rebounds, three points and an assist in 21 minutes of play, ably filling up the center position in the absence of Cameroon import Alfred Aroga due to back spasms.Patrimonio, a four-time MVP in the pro ranks, urged Aquino to make the most of his playing stint in pre-season tourneys to get the needed confidence ahead of the UAAP Season 79 men’s basketball tourney in September….

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