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Yeng Guiao surprises PBA fans by choosing Paul Desiderio as third overall pick

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To everyone’s surprise, the NLEX Road Warriors took advantage of their third overall pick to select UP’s Paul Desiderio.

“Amin na ‘to,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao in reference to Desiderio’s iconic battle cry with the UP Fighting Maroons.

Meanwhile, the King Maroon was also left in shock with the Road Warriors’ decision to draft him at the third pick.

“Hindi ko inasahan na maaga akong mapipick,” said Desiderio.

“Wala akong idea kasi hanggang ngayon nabigla pa ako.”

Nonetheless, Desiderio is now ready to prove his worth by adjusting his role with the team.

“Magiging flexible ako sa kung anong role ipapagawa ni Coach Yeng sa akin,”