Former Men’s Basketball Player Looking Forward to Playing in the Philippines
Former Oakton men’s basketball player Ramon (Raz) Asuncion is going where no other College athlete has gone before: to play in the Philippines. In the fall of 2014, Asuncion, a guard who started 18 games for Oakton during the 2012-13 season, will play for the University of San Carlos in the Cebu School Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI), a league comprising 10 Cebu universities.
Born in the Philippines, the 5’7” Asuncion came to the United States at age 14. After completing his studies at Oakton, he returned to his native country, seeking local opportunities to play basketball.
Now 23, Asuncion is looking forward to making a difference for his new team. “Being one of the older guys on the team, I wan to help some of the younger guys make better decisions on and off the court,” he told the Cebu Daily News in July 2014.
During the 2012-13 season, Asuncion averaged 4.3 points and 2.4 assist per game for Oakton.