San Beda boosts backcourt with addition of Gallego and Ocampo

The San Beda Red Lions are set to welcome transferee JV Gallego and rookie Fil-Canadian Brendon Ocampo to the squad, team manager Jude Roque told ESPN5.com on Monday.

Gallego came from the NU Bulldogs, having played for the UAAP school for the past three years. In his final season with NU, he averaged 7.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.7 assists for former San Beda coach Jamike Jarin. The 5'10 Gallego will have two more years of eligibility, starting with NCAA Season 97.

Ocampo is another prospect the Red Lions are raving about, said Roque. The 18-year-old Ocampo starred for the Durham Crossover team that played in the NBTC national finals in 2019.

"He is a combo guard, who is explosive and very effective in the open court," said Roque. "He could be a future Robert Bolick. But he still needs to learn a lot, especially how the game is played here. But his passion is much like Robert's."

The 6'1 Ocampo is also eligible for five years with the Red Lions, and will be available once the postponed Season 96 tips off.

Both Gallego and Ocampo will try to fill the void of starting guard Evan Nelle, who left to join the DLSU Green Archers.