Former St Mary’s School star playmaker and pride of Valencia City, Bukidnon Rey Joey Barcuma is slowly getting noticed in NCAA Season 98 men’s basketball after scoring a career-high 22 points on 10-of-11 shooting as the Perpetual Help University Altas demolished Jose Rizal University, 84-60, during the tournament opener in San Juan Arena last Sunday, September 11.

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The 5’5 Barcuma who fans now call as “Peter Pan” also had 4 steals as he drew praise from former NCAA MVP Scottie Thompson. The Barangay Ginebra star and PBA MVP played for Perpetual in his college years.

Barcuma played for School of the Morning Star in Valencia City in grade school before becoming the star player for St. Mary’s School in Cagayan de Oro in junior high school. Before joining the Altas, he played for Olivares College where he was known as “Russell Westbrook” due to his playing style.

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Watch the highlights of Barcuma’s career game against JRU below.

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