After establishing his presence in the Ateneo Blue Eaglets team, Bacoleño cager Sam Josef Belangel is setting his targets on wearing the national colors for the Batang Gilas 16 Under team.
Reports from Belangel’s family friends in Bacolod City said that the talented young cager has been named team captain for the national junior team.
Belangel is the s son of former University of St. La Salle point guard Sammy. He made his mark as a young basketeer in Eliakim Learning School, USLS, St. Joseph's Academy-Iloilo and Bacolod Tay Tung High School before he joined the Ateneo de Manila Blue Eaglets.
The young Belangel is known for his inside and outside of the perimeter moves and was a member of the 2013 Batang Pinoy 3-on-3 basketball national champion team from Bacolod City.
He also attracted notice from basketball experts when he was voted most valuable player in last year's championship of the Jr. NBA-Alaska program.
source: Visayan Daily Star