Third-generation baller from U.S. commits to Adamson

Third-generation baller from U.S. commits to Adamson
Alex Noble posing with Adamson University head coach Franz Pumaren (Photo from Middlebrooks Bball Twitter @middlbasketball)

The Adamson University Soaring Falcons get another weapon in third-generation player Alex Noble from Las Vegas.

With the signing of his college scholarship offer from Adamson, the 6'2" shooting guard is making sure his family's basketball lineage continues.

His father Alvino was a former PBA player in the 80’s and his maternal grandfather Florentino Bautista represented the Philippines in the 1952 Olympic Games and was eventually enshrined in the Hall of Fame.

Noble played for the high profile high school Bishop Gorman in his native Las Vegas before heading west to Los Angeles for the Middlebrooks Academy prep team, Kobe Paras' alma mater.

"I feel ready to play college and playing for a great program like Adamson and a great coaching staff and a great team I fee comfortable in my transition," Noble said of his move.

Noble will join five other Fil-Ams in the Coach Franz Pumaren's roster, including another sweet-shooting guard, Robbie Manalang who was a key cog in the Falcons' Final Four campaign in UAAP season 79.

“I’m very blessed to have such a great opportunity to play and I just want to make my family proud and everybody to be proud," Noble said, "I feel like there pressure but like they say pressure makes diamonds. Pressure is needed to be great.”

Noble was eyed by a few small American colleges, and he even visited several schools in Manila earlier this year before choosing Adamson.

Noble will fly out to Manila at the end of May where he'll get straight to work at the FilOil Flying V Premier Cup.

With a report from Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN North America Bureau.

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