Every success is forged in a dream, for every journey starts with a beginning. The quest for basketball glory is underway for this upcoming basketball superstar who is making his mark in the world of hoops.
Meet Jan Jan Salazar of University of Santo Tomas who showcased his basketball talent at the FilOil Flying V Preseason Cup last year.
Born on Dec. 6, 2000 in Cainta, Rizal to Rommel Salazar and Analyn Salazar, the 5-foot-9 hardcourt hottie is currently studying (Grade 10) and playing as point guard for UST’s junior basketball team.
Jan Jan lists Barangay Ginebra cager Scottie Thompson as his ultimate idol.
“I’ve been looking up to him since my days at Perpetual. Napapanuod ko na siya sa TV lalo na nung nakita ko na siya sa personal mas lalo akong na inspire sa kanya. I also like the fact that he’s a very religious person. And he believes that it was God who gave him the talent kaya naman super idol ko si Scottie,” said Jan Jan.
His favorite basketball shot is the pull-up jumper, which most point guards can execute best. Jan Jan also averaged 15 points per game during his stint at JRU for the PSSBC tournament. Asked about what he can contribute as a player for the UST squad, Jan Jan said succinctly, “I think I’d be a good follower to our head coach’s system.”
Jan Jan aspires to join the PBA one day, a dream that could help him rise above and give his parents and siblings a much better life.
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