With Baser and Art headed for the PBA, what's next for Ola?

Tricia Robredo on Aug 13, 2015 03:55 PM
With Baser and Art headed for the PBA, what's next for Ola?
PAUSE. While Baser Amer and Art dela Cruz will be continuing their careers in the PBA, Ola Adeogun want to take on and finish a master's degree next.

Now that teammates Baser Amer and Art dela Cruz have declared for the upcoming PBA draft, what’s next for San Beda’s other pillar Ola Adeogun?

While most people may think that he will be looking for more basketball, Ola shared with ABS-CBN Sports that he plans on taking and completing a master’s degree first. 

While Ola would want to continue playing for as long as his body permits, he also acknowledges the reality that it’s something that won’t last a lifetime. “Education, however, is something that nobody can take away from you. Basketball is great and it can take you places, but I want to take care of my studies because I want to take care of my life as well,” he said.

Entering the NCAA season with a few injuries, the Nigerian had to sit out the Red Lions’ opener and cut down on playing time in other games. Although he tried to fight it, his body eventually gave in to fatigue, but seeing the resilience and determination of his teammates rekindled his hopes that San Beda could win it all for the sixth consecutive year. 

“I’m still there – my defense, my rebounding, and maybe points of every now and then, pero nandiyan din yung iba. Even when I’m just on the bench and I see them play, I feel so happy. This is our last year and this is the legacy that we want to build,” he said.

More than a title and a final chance to strut his stuff for an opportunity in professional basketball elsewhere, Ola Adeogun has a bigger and a more important mission. “I want to help these guys get better so that they could continue after we’re gone. I want them to adopt the spirit of championship and the San Beda brotherhood of helping each other out,” he said.


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