Toughness, perseverance, and determination are traits that drive athletes to overcome obstacles in life. On the hardcourt and in life, this young athlete epitomizes the kind of resiliency that dreams are made of. Meet future basketball star Xyrus Dane Torres.
Born on Sept. 23, 2000 in Sto. Tomas, Pampanga to Diosdado Torres, and Edna Torres, the 6-foot shooting guard is currently studying at Far Eastern University and is playing for the FEU Tamaraws of the UAAP tournament.
Xyrus is also a member of the Batang Gilas Pilipinas FIBA U18 Asian Championship. And in 2019, he managed to be part of Slam Rising Stars Classic that features top high school basketball players in the country.
Blessed with boyish good looks, humility, perseverance, this talented cager believes that “inside the bright lights of stardom and fame, character and attitude always stand tall.”
The 20-year-old student-athlete lists Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs as his NBA idol, while Dondon Hontiveros of the Alaska Aces is the one he idolizes on the local basketball scene.
Xyrus’s career-high in points is 28, which he recorded during his UAAP stint. This three-pointer’s most unforgettable game was the FEU Baby Tamaraws champion season in UAAP 79. His ambition is to become a professional PBA player and be able to share his basketball talent with young dreamers like him.