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Career interrupted: Arvie Bringas applies for PBA Draft

MANILA, Philippines — Among the hopefuls who submitted their application for the upcoming PBA Draft is a curious name — Arvie Bringas.

Didn’t he apply for the draft before? A lot of his contemporaries went to the draft or made it? What happened to one of the most talented and ballyhooed players to come out of the high school ranks in the last 10 years and who sort of disappeared after his college career?

A lot of questions. Before we answer that, we have to look to where Arvie is now. The 6’5” cager and second of four children is back in his native Orani, Bataan. Back home with his family. There he helps the family business which is a meat dealership at the market. He raises cows and dogs — “buhay probinsya,” he simply describes.

Now 27 years old, he has been egged by older brother Mark, who plays for Cignal in the PBA D-League and is on the Meralco Bolts’ reserve team, as well as friends and family to make another go at an aborted basketball career.

Coming out of high school where he was a part of three-time San Sebastian Staglets champion teams, he looked to go to Ateneo but was pilfered away by La Salle — where much to everyone’s surprise, he left after a year. Arvie transferred to Far Eastern University where he teamed up with older brother Mark to give the Tamaraws a fearsome frontline. Except they ran into a Greg Slaughter-led Ateneo Blue Eagles side.

Author: Rick Olivares, Philippine Star
Full Article: http://www.philstar.com/sports/2017/09/26/1742873/career-interrupted-arvie-bringas-applies-pba-draft

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