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Ayo and Paraiso express gladness on Ricci Rivero’s season-high game

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Slowly but surely, Ricci Rivero has been picking up his pace with the UP Fighting Maroons.

After the UP swingman’s tallied his first double-digit score against UE, he then topped it with season-high 12 points against UST.

Although the 6-foot-1’s effort ended up in a 78-84 defeat, his performance was still commended by UST head coach Aldin Ayo and Brent Paraiso.

Rivero and Paraiso played together for two seasons back in La Salle, while Ayo also used to call the shots for that team.

“I’m happy for him. I know how hard he works, and he’s a good kid. Kung anong nakukuha niya ngayon, well he deserves it, Ayo said.”

Paraiso also shared his well-wishes to his best friend, and he hopes that they would battle against each other again soon

“I’m really happy for him today. I think it’s his best game so far,” he said.

“I’m happy to play him again this season, I hope I still get to play with him.”

For Rivero, he was just glad to see Ayo and Paraiso once again this season. Of course, all of their praises mean a lot for him.

“I really look up to the both of them. I haven’t been with them ever since. And I know what they can do. I’m just happy na okay sila sa performance nila,” Rivero shared.