ON A MISSION Kim Aurin will help lead the Perpetual Help Altas in their bid to reach the Final Four in Season 98 of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament which begins on September 10. PHOTO BY DENNIS ABRINA
ON A MISSION Kim Aurin will help lead the Perpetual Help Altas in their bid to reach the Final Four in Season 98 of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament which begins on September 10. PHOTO BY DENNIS ABRINA

LAS PIÑAS CITY: Kim Aurin will remain with the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta to play his fifth and final year of eligibility in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

The veteran slasher decided to stay in school to help the Altas in their campaign in Season 98 which begins on Saturday, September 10. He averaged 14.4 points and 5.2 rebounds in the elimination round last season.

Altas head coach Myk Saguiguit said the team is aiming for at least a Final Four finish and the 6-foot-1 Aurin will play a key role in their campaign this year.

Also returning for the team are Jielo Razon, Joey "Peter Pan" Barcuma, Jasper Cuevas, Mark Denver Omega, John Paul Boral, Cedrick Abis, Jef Egan, Lean Martel, Yukihiro Kawamura, Jearico Nuñez, Carlo Ferreras, Richard Movida, Christian Pagaran and Ralph Cauguiran.

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The Altas will likewise parade new recruits Cyrus Nitura from Cainta, Rizal; Steve Carl Flores from Aklan province; Arthur Roque Jr. from Pampanga and Shawn Orgo from the Junior Altas program.

The team held a 2-day team building program at the Sol y Viento resort in Calamba City, Laguna facilitated by Coach Trece Academia.

This year's host is Emilio Aguinaldo College.