HEART is might.
This was emphasized by College of St. Benilde coach TY Tang as he paid tribute to his former prized big man Clement Leutcheu of Cameroon.
Leutcheu passed away last Saturday due to a lingering heart condition. He was 25.
“He may not be the best athlete, but he’s got the purest of heart. All he cares about is for the world, for the people, especially the ones around him and for him to be better every day,” Tang said.
“He carried that positivity and shared it to everyone around him,” he added.
The 6-foot-7 Leutcheu was good for 6.8 points, on top of 6.8 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in his swan song for the Blazers in 2019.
CBS laid off the coaches and staff of its varsity teams in July last year due to the economic crunch inflicted by the fatal COVID-19 pandemic.
The Blazers wound up with a 9-9 card, good for fifth, in the last NCAA cage wars.
The Taft-based five also lost guard Yankie Haruna, forward Edward Dixon, and guard Carlo Young due to graduation.
Fil-Am wingman Justin Gutang, and guards Unique Naboa, Robi Nayve, and Prince Carlos are all expected to return and lead CSB’s bid in the 96th season.