National University Bullpups cager Harold Alarcon takes pride in being one of the few selected young basketball players that participated in Basketball Without Boarders (BWB) Asia hosted by Japan last year. He was later named Most Valuable Player (MVP) during the event’s All-Star Game.
Despite all the basketball accolades that he had at a young age, the soft-spoken dashing cager from NU manages to keep his feet on the ground.
Born on March 18, 2002 to Walter Alarcon and Remylyn Alarcon in Silay City, Negros Occidental, the 6-foot-2 shooting guard is currently playing for National University high school and studying as a grade 12 student.
Asked how he balances his studies and basketball, he said that he uses time management and prioritizes his academics because as a student-athlete, studies come first before anything else.
He lists NBA player Michael Jordan and PBA’s PJ Simon as his favorite basketball personalities.
“I like the way they play. They have that timing in playing and it’s not something that everyone can easily execute,” said Harold.
His career-high in points is 51 during the NBTC 2018 when he was in his former school, Bacolod Taytung High School. He also played in the 2018 Palarong Pambansa before joining the NU Bullpups.