REY REMOGAT has officially confirmed his transfer to the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons following an excellent season with the University of the East Red Warriors.
“I want to express my sincere thanks to UE for providing me with the opportunity to be where I am today. I will forever be indebted to all of you for the opportunity you gave in shaping my present and future,” Remogat stated, according to a UP release.
“But now it’s time for me to make a decision for what my family needs and where I can grow as an athlete. This decision is not easy, but it is a necessary step in my journey,” he said.
The spitfire point guard, who was a Mythical Team member in UAAP Season 86, will serve a one-year residency before playing for the Fighting Maroons in Seasons 88 and 89.
“After careful consideration with my family and loved ones, I believe the next step of my career is playing for the UP Fighting Maroons in Season 88-89,” he said in a statement.
“I look forward to learning from coach Gold [Monteverde] and experiencing the support of the UP community. UP, here I come. UP Fight!” said Remogat, who is clearly looking forward to the next phase of his fledgling UAAP career.
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After concluding Season 86 with the Jack Santiago-mentored club, Remogat earlier reaffirmed his commitment to the Red Warriors, saying that he did not desire “what ifs” in his collegiate career.
Despite getting attention from other schools, Remogat had maintained his commitment to UE.
“Andito na ako,” exclaimed the Season 86 Mythical Team member last year. “Dito na-mold yung laro ko. Ayoko magkaroon ng what if sa sarili ko.”
The 5-foot-10 floor general is anticipated to bear the playmaking duties in Season 88, just as guard JD Cagulangan enters his last year in Season 87.
Aside from Remogat, UP has a good number of holdover guards, including Janjan Felicilda, Gerry Abadiano, Harold Alarcon, Chico Briones, and Terrence Fortea.
The Fighting Maroons have also announced that 6-foot-5 wing Miguel Yniguez has committed to the team and will play in Season 88.
Jared Bahay, a 5-foot-11 playmaker, was expected to be UP’s guard of the future, but he backed out and committed to the other Katipunan-based squad, the Ateneo Blue Eagles.
With these off-season additions, the Fighting Maroons will be reinforced even more, preparing them for their revenge season and safeguarding the program’s future.