Evan Nelle confirms La Salle transfer, bids farewell to San Beda
It’s official! Evan Nelle will now be a Lasallian…once again
The established playmaker announced that he’ll take his talents to Taft, which makes his departure with San Beda now official.
“After giving this matter much thought and consulting with those closest to me, I have decided to join the De La Salle University Green Archers,” Nelle wrote.
For Nelle, his decision to transfer to La Salle was a way for him to “get out of his comfort zone”.
Nelle, who is considered as an up and coming star in collegiate basketball, just came off from a breakout season with NCAA Season 95 averages 10.2 points, 6.7 assists at 4.5 rebounds.
He even finished as bridesmaid in the MVP race, only behind San Beda teammate Calvin Oftana, although the team failed to seek their fourth straight championship against the Letran Knights.
The 21-year old will have his homecoming of sorts in La Salle, since he studied in Zobel branch for a while before switching to San Beda Red Cubs.
Still, Nelle has nothing but gratitude for the people in Mendiola for accepting him in their campus.
“I am grateful to everyone at San Beda, especially my San Beda Red Lions family. I am also thankful to the San Beda community. They have never failed to show their passion for the team and I will be forever indebted to them for the support that they have shown me,” he wrote on Instagram.
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To the place that had my heart for the last 8 years, First and foremost I would want to thank the whole San Beda community for accepting the thin kid who couldn’t even do a push up or a sit up. The thin kid who wants to be the best at his craft. I want to say thank you to coach Troy Umaly for recruiting me to beda high. To the Africa family, thank you for always being there. You guys treated and protected me like your own. I want to say thank you to my mentor, coach JB Sison for guiding me along this wonderful journey. Without you I wouldn’t even be the player and person I am today. To my Red Cubs and Red Lions family, you guys gave me the best memories. All our hardships, challenges, worth it!! The relationship we’ve created is not to be forgotten. I will forever cherish each and every one of you. I want to say thank you to the Coño boys and all the alumni who takes time to watch our games and cheer for us when we win and even when we lose. To the students who would clap and scream my name, thank you. The warmth of the community is what I’ll miss the most. To boss Manny Pangilinan, thank you for the support you gave me and my team. Second, To everyone, I would like to say sorry for not getting the 4peat. It was the ultimate goal last year but we fell short, and I’m truly sorry for it. San Beda, thank you for being my home. This is not a goodbye. This is just me getting out of my comfort zone. One hell of a ride San Beda. Forever grateful, Evan Nelle ❤️
Still, Nelle has to serve his one-year residency until UAAP Season 84, but the transition for the guard spot will be much smoother for him since he’ll be taking over Aljun Melecio’s spot, who’ll be playing his last year this Season 83.