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Dwight Ramos ‘getting used to more physicality’ in Philippine collegiate basketball

by Niel Victor Masoy, February 15, 2020 6:06pm

Dwight Ramos just got a taste of Philippine collegiate basketball over the past week, playing three games for Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippine Collegiate Championship League (PCCL) - University Athletic Association of the Philippines/ National Collegiate Athletic Association (UAAP/ NCAA) Challenge. 

And for Ramos, who played US NCAA Division I and Division II basketball for Cal State Fullerton and Cal Poly Pomona, respectively, he’s just trying to get used to the physicality of the country’s collegiate basketball.

The 6-foot-5 forward shared it’s actually more physical here. 

“Just getting used to the physicality really,” said Ramos following the Blue Eagles’ 79-61 win over the Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights for a 3-0 sweep of the PCCL UAAP/ NCAA Challenge on Sunday at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

Ramos tallied 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting, on top of seven rebounds, three steals, and two assists in the contest.

“It’s a different type of game really. What I’m used to is a lot of fouls called, it’s kind of soft. Here, I’m just getting used to more physicality,” said Ramos, who also trains with the Gilas Pilipinas pool of players for the FIBA Asia Qualifiers.

Of course, Ramos is also getting used to playing with Ateneo’s Team A as he spent his residency year playing with the school’s Team B.

“I’m just getting used to it, playing with new guys. I used to play with Team B but it’s new players, pretty much the same system.”

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