MYXclusive: These UAAP Ballers Also Have Music Skills!

Aside from having supreme skills in ball handling, shooting, and dribbling, these college ballers also possess exemplary musical talents. The hardcourt heroes will surely win over your heart on another level. Who doesn't like a guy who's good in both sports and music? Let's check 'em out!

1. Diego Dario (UP)

Brother of Oh! Flamingo's guitarist Pappu de Leon, the Fighting Maroon stalwart also knows how to play the drums and the guitar. In fact, he was part of a band during his grade school and high school days.

"We used to jam before as a family and I actually looked up to my brother growing up," the 19-year old cager told "I'm still gonna continue my career with basketball, but I'm open to do some music on the side."

2. Embons Bonleon (UST)

Some fans may be familiar with Bonleon's comical lip sync vid of a One Direction song back in his days as a junior Archer which could be a foretelling of the future Tiger's rise to the limelight. But on the contrary, he has dreams of becoming an underground MC.

The 6"2' Tiger admitted being a fanboy of the underground rap battle Fliptop and has watched live several times before. Recently, UAAP has announced Bonleon's decision to sit out the rest of the season due to a wrist injury. This unfortunate event paved way for him to write verses on a possible collaboration with FlipTop's M-Zhayt and Shernan.

"I love rhymes," he added. "Dun ko nalaman na lahat ng bagay may connection. Kailangan mo lang talaga mag-isip ng deep. Magmasid-masid ka sa paligid para may mabuo ka. Kahit yung inaakala mong walang kwentang bagay sa mundo ay mahalaga pala."

3. Thirdy Ravena (Ateneo)

Unknown to many UAAP fans, the younger brother of the Phenom Kiefer Ravena has made various appearances as a DJ. "I really just DJ for fun," the Ateneo forward admitted.


Whiteout at #ShindigARTICA ! I see you @christiangulfan

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Thirdy started out on his own and learned only through watching YouTube videos until the day he met DJ Supmerman (or Merms) in one of his gigs. "I opened for him when I spun at Wolf & Fox and when I heard him, I told him I wanted him to teach me," narrated the 6'2" Eagle standout. He got the DJ's phone number that same night and Merms helped him out ever since.


May gig raw kme,attire : white top. THIS GUY @3rd_e

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But for Thirdy, being a DJ would just remain as a hobby since becoming a professional basketball player is what he really wants to pursue. Although between the two, he admits basketball's more exhausting. True!

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