Adamos says his ‘coming into age’ all for his nanay

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 27, 2016 08:17 PM
Adamos says his ‘coming into age’ all for his nanay
MOTHER'S BEST. Ben Adamos has been ready, willing, and able to step up for Donald Tankoua.

After San Beda College lost Cameroonian Donald Tankoua for the season, they split their next six games right down the middle.

The last of which dropped the Red Lions to 11-4 and out of first-place for the first time in the NCAA 92 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Since then, San Beda has rang off four consecutive victories and much of it has to do with Ben Adamos who has emerged as their new anchor on both ends. That much was evident in their second straight win against Arellano University when he posted 14 points, six rebounds, and four big blocks.

Nothing but appreciative of how his 20-year-old ward has stepped up, coach Jamike Jarin said, “Well, Ben is coming into age. As long as he keeps his feet grounded, sky is the limit for this young man.”

For his part, the rookie big man said that aside from helping out his team, someone is behind his inspired play. “Proud na proud sa akin yung nanay ko everytime na naglalaro kami. Yan ang nagpapalakas sa akin sa game,” he shared.

Adamos said that his mother has been in attendance for many of their matchups and when she wasn’t, she was watching at home. Not watching the whole game, however, as he said, “Every game, sinasabi niya sa akin na umaalis siya kasi ayaw niyang nakikitang napapagod ako.”

As it turns out, someone else is also behind the inspired play of the transferee from the Technological Institute of the Philippines – the very same player whose injury gave him a chance to shine. “Nung na-injure si Tankoua, nag-extra work ako para matumbasan yung ginagawa niya sa team. Ngayon, every game nagsu-support siya sa akin,” he said.

He then continued, “Siya rin ang nagpapalakas ng loob ko.”

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