UAAP Season 81 Holds The Last One Standing at SM Mall of Asia, Kobe Paras Debuts as UP Fighting Maroons

by - August 17, 2018

The much-awaited UAAP Season 81 got a jumpstart today as they showcased the player’s individual skills with the staging of the first ever 1-on-1 hoop challenge held at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium. The one-day basketball tournament pitted the players of the participating UAAP teams against each other on a 1-on-1 basketball challenge.

The event was graced by no other than the Chairman and Chief Executive of SM Development Corp., Mr. Hans Sy, SM Supermalls SVP for Marketing Jonjon San Agustin, Coach Eric Altamirano and other notable basketball personalities.

Aside from the 1-on-1 hoop challenge, the Last One Standing is a series of activities with Slam Dunk Contest, a 3-point shootout and a Skills Challenge. All competitions have a men’s and women’s division, except for the Slam Dunk Contest which is for men only. With 8 participants per division split into two groups, the tournament have a single round robin format with the top two players of each group advancing to the semi-finals. The last two players standing, namely Jordan Bartlett of DLSU and UP Fighting Maroons Kobe Paras played in the finals. The winners get up to Php 20,000 worth of products and gift certificates from SM Supermalls.

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A day before the event, University of the Philippines decided to add basketball sensation Kobe Paras and made his UP debut to the delight of the basketball fans who were in the Atrium.

Here are the list of winners for the Last One Standing event:

Slam Dunk Contest

Kobe Lorenzo Paras, University of the Philippines

3-point Shootout:

Male – Jerrick Ahanmisi, Adamson University
Female – Ana Castillo, DLSU

Skills Challenge

Male – Jerome Lastimosa, Adamson
Female – Camille Claro, DLSU

1-on-1 Hoop Challenge

Male – Jordan Bartlett, DLSU (beating finalist Kobe Paras)
Female – Natalia Prado, Adamson University

This is just one of the activities before the grand opening of the UAAP Season 81 this September 8, 2018. Don’t miss out on the fun activities this season and show off your school spirit at the opening to be held at the MOA Arena with special performances from James Reid, Spongecola, and surprise foreign artists!

This year UAAP is hosted by National University.

Visit for updates on UAAP Season 81 tickets.

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