Javee Mocon makes a fastbreak to stardom

Tinnie P. Esguerra (The Philippine Star) - May 12, 2016 - 10:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Who is this tall, bronzed hardcourt hunk who has been scoring points, not just in the country’s premiere collegiate cagefest, but also in the hearts of diehard NCAA fans who have been avidly following his moves on social media?

Around him, it’s not uncommon to find throngs of screaming colegialas rooting for him at every game, and patiently waiting for him at the dugout for post-match autographs and photo ops.

Meet Javee Mocon, MVP of the NCAA Basketball Games 2015.

Towering at 6’3”,  San Beda Lions’ prized power forward Javee Mocon has been making heads turn both on and off the hardcourt. Aside from being a consistent top shooter averaging 15 points per game, he has already tucked quite a few MVP titles under his belt.

Despite all the flash, pizzazz and on-court heroics, the 21-year old Marketing undergrad leads a pretty normal life when he’s not sporting his sneakers and school uniform.

Mild-mannered, soft-spoken and painfully shy to some point, Javee’s quiet demeanor adds that perfect shroud of mystery and innocent charm that makes him even more endearing as the latest hardcourt heartthrob.

The fourth youngest among five siblings, Javee is proud of his Pampangueño roots. Though his parents weren’t exactly the athletic types, their inspiration prodded him to aim higher when he first discovered his ball-handling skills during his high school years.

Just like his fellow cagers Alvin Patrimonio and James Yap who eventually invaded showbiz and became credible brand endorsers, Javee dreams of one day turning his showbiz dreams into reality.

“I think it’s normal for young kids to identify with their favorite showbiz stars and dream of seeing themselves on TV or in the movies,” says the self-confessed John Lloyd Cruz fan.

He also admires Jesse Eisenberg, who recently essayed the role of Superman’s nemesis Lex Luthor in the epic DC blockbuster.

“I’m pretty open to just about anything,” he confesses, alluding to the stringent demands of the showbiz world, gossip and intrigues included.

Being an athlete, he sees himself gravitating towards more action-type or comedy roles, given the proper training.

With his clean image and healthy lifestyle, Javee also holds strong potential as a brand endorser for sports apparel or health and fitness drinks.

Despite his showbiz dreams, Javee has a soft spot for underprivileged kids, and plans to soon spearhead his own initiative in organizing a basketball clinic as his first major outreach advocacy.

“We should never underestimate the talent of today’s budding athletes,” he emphasized.

“Today’s kids will be tomorrow’s superstars, given the right inspiration and guidance.”

Based on his track record, Javee stands a good chance of advancing from the collegiate to the pro league in a matter of years.

“I’ve always been a big fan of the Alaska team, especially when Alex Compton started coaching them. Given a choice, I’d like to play for them,” he cites, ticking off one of his bucket-list dreams.

Since late April, Javee and his San Beda teammates hied off to Las Vegas, Nevada for a series of intensive training sessions with their US-based coach. The crash course should get them prepped up to tiptop shape for the forthcoming NCAA opening in June.

Javee Mocon is managed by Erikk Cruz and Audie See of Superior Entertainment Media (SuprEMe) Productions.

For details, log on to supremeproductions.agency.

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