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Slam’s towering eye candy

Truth be told, character and attitude stand tall amidst the glittering and hustling world of fame and stardom.

Slam’s towering eye candy
 Towering eye candy Miguel Tan is 18 years old and currently plays for UP Fighting Maroons. Photo courtesy of Xavier School Media Team
An armada of patience, faith, and resilience will really bring one to the real meaning of stardom and success. This is what holds true to the young, humble, and talented Filipino-Austrian Miguel Roy Tan who is treading his studies and basketball sports at the same time. 

Blessed with both good looks and talent inside the hard court, let’s take a peek at this young future superstar’s career and more. 

Born Miguel Roy B. Tan on March 6, 2002 in Quezon City to Ryan Tan and Betty Tan, the 6-foot-4 cager and model will now be playing as power forward for the UP Fighting Maroons. 

“My most unforgettable game was against Ateneo during our JAM (Jesuit Athletic Meet) tournament on November 2018. There, we faced Ateneo’s Kai Sotto, Forthsky Padrigao, and Geo Chiu, to name a few. This was memorable because from the get-go, the game was close. I and my teammates fought our hearts out, it wasn’t until the very last minutes of the fourth quarter where Ateneo was able to pull away. I made six 3-pointers and finished the game with 30 points,” Miguel recalls. 

His idol in NBA is superstar Lebron James of the Los Angeles Lakers while in the PBA, he likes Calvin Abueva. 

“Lebron always lives up to the hype. He was able to beat the Golden State Warriors during the 2016 NBA Finals which gives me a lot of inspiration because it was nearly impossible to do. Calvin Abueva, on the other hand, is a really hardworking guy. His grit in the game makes me want to play like him,” added Miguel.

His career-high is 39 points in a game against La Salle Greenhills (Paya). His favorite shot is dunking.  His ambition is to become a successful professional basketball player and make it to the PBA and at the same time run his own business. 

Miguel is already a familiar face on the modeling and commercial scenes. He did a commercial for Mighty Sports apparel and had been with the Virtual Playground sports and modeling agency.

Topics: UP Fighting Maroons , Miguel Roy Tan , Jesuit Athletic Meet
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