MANILA, Philippines – Carlo Lastimosa and Rome dela Rosa are not just talented basketball players who inherited their skills from their PBA-star relatives.
They are included in Chalk magazine’s list of hardcourt “hotties” for the 88th season of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
The magazine chose two of the best-looking players from nine NCAA teams.
Lastimosa, nephew of PBA star Jojo Lastimosa, is back for his third playing year for the De La Salle-College of St. Benilde Blazers. He currently takes up Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management.
Dela Rosa, on the other hand, is the son of basketball star Romy dela Rosa. He is a Marketing and Corporate Communications student, and plays for the San Beda College Red Lions.
“Honestly, there’s always that weight that comes with being on a top-caliber team,” Dela Rosa said about the Red Lions, the NCAA defending champions. “To live up to expectations, it all starts in doing the little things that will make you better.”
Here is Chalk’s full list of NCAA Season 88’s “faces to watch” and their respective teams:
- Mark Cruz, Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights
- Kevin Louis Alas, Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights
- Anjo Caram, San Beda College Red Lions
- Rome dela Rosa, San Beda College Red Lions
- Jed Salaveria, Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers
- Alex Almario, Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers
- Rich Guevarra, Lyceum of the Philippines University Pirates
- Chris Cayabyab, Lyceum of the Philippines University Pirates
- Carlo Lastimosa, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde Blazers
- Jonathan Grey, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde Blazers
- Isaiah Ciriacruz, Arellano University Chiefs
- Larry John Malanday, Arellano University Chiefs
- Andretti Mari Stevens, Mapua Institute of Technology Cardinals
- Gabriel Banal, Mapua Institute of Technology Cardinals
- Harold Arboleda, University of Perpetual Help System Dalta Atlas
- Jetterson Vidal, University of Perpetual Help System Dalta Atlas
- Igee King, Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals
- Jan Jamon, Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals
To know more about Chalk’s 18 NCAA hotties, grab a copy of the magazine in newsstands nationwide.
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