read in another thread he is sitting out. reason given: academics
Where is now Arnold van Opstal a Fil- Dutch 6-8 junior player from De La Salle Zobel. He was actually selected to the National basketball training Center - Manila but failed to see action in the last NCAA tournament.
he will play next year at la salle zobel
boy .... he really needs a great tutor (not in basketball)Originally Posted by emiliano_santos2001
Hope he maintains his improvement in grades and does not
falther ......... or he's off the team again.
is he really a filipino? i recall some individual here posted his friendster account and it says there that his country is Australia.
you know why I am happy
isn't he already playing in Zobel? I remember watching him play there last year, he's really tall, but slim.Originally Posted by emiliano_santos2001
..Impossible is nothing, Just Do It!..
..you're bringing the name in front of your jersey, not the one at the back..
Arnold was told to sit out last NCAA season as he was failing some of his subjects. There was a certain average grade requirement by La Salle officials before a student-athlete is allowed to play in the NCAA. But he was able to suit-up for Zobel in some games outside the NCAA Junior tourney. To be precise he is officially a Filipino-Dutch but his dad has some German blood and his family stayed for awhile in Australia at Sydney to be exact but their Family is now staying in the Philippines and he is now studying at Alabang, Muntinlupa in De La Salle Zobel. He was being considered for the Youth Team but since he had academic deficiences he was told by La Salle and the National Basketball Training Center officials to concentrate on his studies.
He was said to have improved his grades in his 3rd year in High School but the school officials are still weighing things if Arnold can maintain his grades and play varsity at the same time, they are not yet thinking about the national team as it might be to much for the boy. Eric Altamirano told me that they would again look on the kid for the National Pool but that still depends on Arnold's school standing.
you mean uaap? lsgh participates in the ncaaOriginally Posted by nardy
you know why I am happy
yup ..... thanks for the correction.Originally Posted by b3lowzro
Just hope Arnold becomes serious with his studies or we might not see him play in the UAAP and the NCAA.
can arnold van opstal can still play for our under 16 next year??
how old he is??
any news or updates on this young behemoth of zobel??
""failure is not the end but just the beginning of a victorious journey..just keep on dreaming and we will be back on the olympics''''
If you see a short, chinoy guy with an abacus, crying in a corner, that must be one of our senior forum members trying to figure out the fiba ranking points system. LOL