Aaron Black Stays with Ateneo; Mohammed Salim Prefers National University

The Aggressive recruitment of high school standouts by colleges with premiere basketball program continues as Ateneo and National University got the commitment of rookie prospects Aaron Black and Mohammed Salim respectively.


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 According to report in Spin.ph, Black, son of former PBA import and Talk n’ Txt coach Norman, has already decided to stay with Ateneo after playing for the Eaglets in the UAAP juniors.

Though not yet sure of a slot in the senior’s line up this coming UAAP season with the Blue Eagles’ loaded wing spot, the young Black will be a big boost for the rebuilding Katipunan-based squad, which earlier drafted young big men as investments for the future of the team.

The 6’1 shooting guard, who averaged 9.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 1.6 (–foul word(s) removed–)ists per game last year, was recently named in the line up for the Philippine under-18 team that will compete for FIBA championships in Doha, Qatar on August.

Black is seventh blue chip rookie that five-peat champion Ateneo had already recruited in its bid to regain supremacy in the prominent league.

Meanwhile, Chiang Kai Shekstar Mohammed Salim had already expressed his commitment for another UAAP school, National University.

The 6’3 forward will be a big addition to the Bulldogs, who lost Bobby Ray Parks, Dennis Villamor and injured player Jeff Javillonar, who will sit out for the entire season 77.

Salim, who has both face-up and post game, helped the Blue Dragons in capturing the titles in National Basketball Traning Center (NBTC) National High School Championship, Metro Manila Basketball League and the Filipino-Chinese Amateur Athletic Federation.

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