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Sean Manganti shares interesting history with La Salle


There is a reason on why Sean Manganti wanted to “beat La Salle so bad”.

Turns out, the Adamson forward used to try-out with La Salle when he was still in high school.

However, he was snubbed by the Green Archers.

“Nothing happened,” said ng 6-foot-4 forward.

“I was actually in high school in the States, I came here in my 11th grade, I practiced with them and they didn’t talk to me, they treated me like nobody.”

Turns out, Adamson was just there to welcome Manganti’s raw talent, and eventually became a well-rounded player.

“I just went home, finished high school and then found a home in Adamson. Everything happens for a reason, I’m glad I’m here,” he shared.

Most importantly, Manganti finally got a piece of La Salle with a 57-50 win in the second round, Saturday, at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

“Sean played pretty well, just for the record, they rejected Sean and we developed him. That’s a testament to our program. That proves to you that in our program, we know how to develop players,” said Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren while praising Manganti.

Not only Manganti was glad that he helped Adamson beat La Salle, he also posted amazing numbers with 19 points, 12 rebounds, and four assists.

“This is the one, this is the biggest game for me personally. I’m so happy right now, I’m on top of the world,” he quipped.