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No offer from Ateneo – Compton

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 24 Comments

A day after his name was dragged into Ateneo’s wish list as their possible head coach, former Metropolitan Basketball Association and Philippine Basketball League Most Valuable Player Alex Compton told Inboundpass that he has not received any offer from any school.

Compton, a versatile 6’0 American, said last Wednesday that he was surprised when his name appeared in a popular daily broadsheet as a candidate to mentor the University Athletic Association of the Philippines men’s basketball defending champs.

“I have not received an offer from Ateneo and thus cannot comment on the situation,” Compton, 38, in a text message to Inboundpass “I was surprised but there’s no offer.”

Despite his denial, Ateneo Athletic Director Ricky Palou said that the sweet shooting Compton was considered to replace Norman Black, who is responsible for the Blue Eagles’ 5 straight UAAP titles.

Black returned to the Philippine Basketball Association to coach the Talk ‘N Text Texters.

“He is being seriously considered,” said Palou, who also named Sandy Arespacochaga and Jamike Jamarin as other candidates.

Asked if what he’s going to do if an offer finally comes, Compton didn’t reply.

Compton didn’t play in the PBA as a local because he is not a Filipino Citizen despite the fact that he knows how to speak and enunciate the language unlike any other Fil-Foreigner. He played as an import for Rain or Shine in 2007.

By Josef Ramos

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