OBL 2019 Featured Team: Grit ‘n’ Grind Denso Ten Out To Seek Redemption


Kings of the Court|STR8 - Published April 11, 2019

Denso Ten's lethal weapon, has always been their team play. This season, they'll need to work harder in their mission to reclaim the title.

After falling short of their title repeat bid last season, Denso Ten is aching to get back at the top of the mountain, especially with a healthier and revamped roster this time around.

Their campaign will be spearheaded by the likes of former MVP Jefferson Chua and athletic swingman John Paul Rosopa, who will bring veteran leadership and much-needed experience.

John Paul Rosopa led Denso Ten (known as Fujitso Ten two seasons ago) to their first ever title.

One half of Denso Ten's "Deadly Backcourt", is Jeferdson Chua. He was also a pivotal piece in their title run 2 years ago.

For a team that’s been in the league for six seasons, team representative Lambert Tiausas and the rest of the crew would surely like to add another title to their trophy case, but it will all start with all of them buying into the process.

However, with their players coming from different departments and working under various time schedules, getting all of them to join in their regular Monday and Tuesday practices can sometimes be a challenge.

“Minsan hindi kami kumpleto sa practice eh – ‘yun ‘yung [challenge] na hinaharap namin. We want everyone to be fully committed to our practices,” Tiausas lamented.

Lambert Tiausas emanates Denso Ten's grand design for their role players. Hustle, intensity, and all out effort on both ends in every game they play. 

Despite the challenges that the team is facing – whether it be injuries or unavailability of key players -Denso Ten would rather see those as an opportunity for other players to step up to the plate instead of as an excuse.

With the firm emphasizing on taking pride in their work and providing the highest quality to their clients, Tiausas shared that you can expect this team to give everything they got on a nightly basis – starting on the defensive end given their combined length and athleticism.

Whether they’ll win it all or fall short this season, Tiausas remains grateful of his experience playing in the OBL, since it helped him gain new friends and a platform to show off his wares.

Team Denso Ten.


“Yung camaraderie makikita mo dito sa OBL. Nadagdagan ako ng mga bagong kaibigan at mga ka trashtalk-an din. Alam mo naman mas masaya maglaro kapag well-organized ang liga at nailalabas mo ýung competitive spirit mo eh,” said Tiausas.

“Sa ngayon hindi ko pa masasabi kung sino magchchampion this season. Pero rest assured na gagawin namin ang lahat para maibalik ang kampeonato sa Denso Ten,” he concluded.

This team has a lot left in the tank. With back-to-back appearances in the OBL finals and a championship to brag, Denso Ten is out to reclaim the title once more.