SLAM Rising Stars 2017: Team Punks’ Troy Mallillin

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Position Played: Power Forward, Small Forward

Grade / Playing Years Left: Grade 12, Graduating

School Choice: No choice yet but his priority is DLSU

Combine stats: 6’3″, 181 lbs., 76-inch wingspan, 97-inch standing reach, 31-inch standing vertical, 36.25-inch approach vertical, 3.33 seconds 3/4 sprint

NCAA S92 averages: 31.1 minutes, 19.3 points (42.3% FG, 30.4% 3FG), 10.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists

Most Memorable Game: Yung game na kalaban namin yung San Beda. Yun yung malaking chance naming manalo sa kanila. Dumikit kami sa kanila nung fourth quarter.

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Simply put, Troy Mallillin is one of the best high school players in the country. His accolades speak for itself. He’s a double-double threat every game behind 19.3 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. Mallillin carried the Junior Blazers to the NCAA Final Four, and because of that, earned a spot in last season’s Mythical Team and the Most Valuable Player Plum.

Mallillin will be the next superstar forward to come out of LSGH, following the footsteps of the Rivero brothers. He’s not as athletic as Ricci or as strong as Prince. Instead he’s a combination of both. He bullies his way to the basket with a unique blend of size, speed and athleticism.

He will have to improve his ball-handling and footwork to be able to transition to the Seniors Division. But unlike other Power Forward to Small Forward transitions, Mallillin looks to have a smoother one because of his skill set.

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