WATCH: San Beda retires Caloy Loyzaga's jersey


Posted at Jun 25 2016 01:21 PM

MANILA – NCAA president and San Beda College rector-president Rev. Fr. Aloysius Ma. Maranan, OSB, on Saturday led the opening of the new season of the oldest league in the Philippines by honoring and retiring Caloy Loyzaga's jersey.

"Friends and colleagues, as a tribute to the dedication and life, legacy that Caloy Loyzaga has exemplified to us, we shall now declare his number--the number 14--as retired and no other player of San Beda may use the number from here on," said Fr. Maranan.

Maranan was joined by Loyzaga's children.

"As a token of appreciation, we would like to present the jersey with the number 14 to the members of the family," he said.

Loyzaga passed away earlier this year. He won a pair of championships with San Beda in 1951 and 1952. He also helped the country win gold medals twice in the FIBA Asia Championship (1960 and 1963), and four times in the Asian Games (1951, 1954, 1958, and 1962), and a bronze medal in the FIBA Worlds in 1954 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

READ: Loyzaga's jersey retirement highlights NCAA opening

NCAA formally opened its Season 92 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena with San Beda serving as hosts.

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