De La Salle University will be fielding a relatively young team in this year’s UAAP men’s basketball tournament. This is perhaps the reason why new coach Louie Gonzalez refused to directly give out predictions especially after the team’s second place finish behind Ateneo last season. Gonzalez, who took the place of Aldin Ayo after the latter moved to University of Santo Tomas, said he only hopes the Green Archers could break through the final 4. READ: Louie Gonzalez tapped as new La Salle coach “All the teams are very competitive. We hope we make it to the final 4,” he said when asked about their chances in Season 81. The team now has to do without former UAAP MVP Ben Mbala and Ricci Rivero. It will be bannered by team captain Kib Montalbo and veteran guards Andrei Caracut and Aljun Melecio, while the rest will be composed of young players. “My biggest concern is that we cannot speed up the process (of maturity),” said Gonzalez. “Halos bago ang team na ito at ang maturity di nakukuha overnight ‘yan.” The good thing about the new Archers, he said, is that they didn’t resist against the process. “They have committed themselves to the process,” said coach Gonzalez. For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website.