By: Paolo Manuel C. Fule
When he side steps from way beyond the arc and hit that lethal dagger three, the crowd goes wild. The pandemonium doesn’t end there, because the throng of girls who wanted to take a photo op with him piles up in the athlete’s entrance. Indeed, he is more than just his boy-next-door image in campus because he is also an ace player, playmaker, and shooter of the College of St. Benilde Blazers. Let us take a peek of this young athlete’s path to stardom and beyond.
Born Carlo Michael L. Young on January 22, 1995 in Bacolod City Negros Occidental to Mr. Franklin Young Sr. and Ms. Maria Fe Fernandez, the 5-foot-10 CSB Blazers shooting guard is currently studying as a 3rd year college student in College of Saint Benilde.
“I balance my studies and basketball by practicing good time management skills which I developed since high school” quipped the chinito cager. His career high in points is 35 during the Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association (MMTLBA) while he scored his career high 24 points in the NCAA. In the NBA, he idolizes 3-point shooter JJ Redick of the LA Clippers. In the UAAP, he likes Ren Ren Ritualo. Aside from basketball, he is also into track and field sports. His favorite shot is his bread and butter 3-point shot. In the recently concluded NCAA All-Star game, he joined the 3-point shooting contest.
Carlo wants to fulfill his dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur someday. With unmatched perseverance and the will to excel in every game that he is in, his dreams are not far-fetched to reach. For the time being, determination and faith in God is his armor in each battle he is at.
· Photo by Mr. Teddy Manansala
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