Slam names Francis Lopez among rising PH hoop stars

September 18, 2020
By: 
Enzo Flojo; Photos by Joji Lapuz of Fabilioh

AJHS Blue Eaglet Francis Lopez (Cardoner/10-Canisius) was named among the 2020 SLAM Philippines Rising Stars - a list of the top high school basketball players in the country. Also on the list are ASHS Blue Eaglets Ian Espinosa (11-Gavan), Joshua Lazaro (12-Carvalho), and Forthsky Padrigao (12-Evans).

All four student-athletes were part of the Ateneo de Manila Blue Eaglets team that competed in the UAAP Season 82 Juniors Basketball Tournament, with Francis and Joshua both making it to the Mythical Five. Joshua and Forthsky were also part of the Batang Gilas U16 and U17 teams from 2017-2018, while Francis and Ian were part of the Batang Gilas U16 pool in 2019.

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Francis Lopez

Ian Espinosa

Joshua Lazaro

Forthsky Padrigao