SLAM Rising Stars 2017: Team Punks’ Guilmer Dela Torre

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Playing position: “Noong high school, naglaro ako ng point guard, shooting guard at small forward. Pero actually, laro ko talaga dos.”

Years left in HS: None

Committed to: Arellano University

Combine stats: 5’8″, 150 lbs., 70.5-inch wingspan, 88.5-inch standing reach, 29.75-inch standing vertical, 39.3-inch approach vertical, 3.36 seconds 3/4 sprint

2016 SLAM Rising Stars Classic numbers: 14.00 minutes, 4 points (2/5 FG), 1 assist

NCAA S92 averages: 28.6 minutes, 20.8 points (43.1% FG, 35.9% 3FG), 4.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.3 steals

Most memorable game in past school year: “Noong kalaban namin San Beda noong first round. Crucial na noon tapos lamang sila lima o anim. Naka-three points ako tapos naka-shoot sila. Pero naka lay-up ako na foul-counted pa. Eventually, nahabol namin at nanalo pa kami.”

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Guilmer has proven himself in the high school ranks. The Arellano Brave has been named a Mythical Five member in several tournaments. Soon enough, he’ll be tested in a higher environment – the collegiate scene. With him committing to the Arellano Chiefs, there is a lot of reasons why you should get excited. The school has produced excellent guards over the past few years. They’ve graduated two of them – John Pinto and Jio Jalalon – into the PBA. It shouldn’t be long before Kent Salado joins them. When that happens, Dela Torre will be one of the guys next in line.

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