Remember the name: JD Tungcab and the Falcons want to upset your favorite team

Paul Lintag on Aug 07, 2015 12:26 PM
JD Tungcab and the Falcons want to upset your favorite team
"Hindi ko ipapakita na mahina 'yung team namin na ako lang gumagawa, dadalhin ko 'yung mga kasama ko." - JD Tungcab.

After a disastrous year that only saw them pull off a victory in the last game of the regular season, the Adamson Falcons would gladly take any sort of improvement for UAAP Season 78.

With no seniors in tow and a new coach coming in, a rookie in the name of JD Tungcab maybe the boost the Falcons need to be more competitive this year.

Showing confidence but not to the point of arrogance, the incoming freshman certainly thinks they are going to surprise a lot of people by the time basketball season starts.

"Kaya namin i-angat," Tungcab told ABS-CBN Sports. "Kung maaring mai-pasok namin sa Final Four gagawin namin pero sa ngayon tingin ko kahit maka-apat kami [na panalo], mababa na yung four."

For the Adamson faithful, that is some good stuff coming from your blue-chip recruit who won Mythical Five last year in the junior ranks despite getting transferred to the San Marcelino campus only in his third year of secondary education.

True enough, Tungcab's journey to the UAAP has been long, filled with some early injuries and initial doubt coming from his parents.

Tungcab wanted to be part of his elementary school's varsity team as early as grade four but his father wanted none of it fearing that his son might just get injured.

Fortunately, after a year, and some heavy insistence from JD himself, the older Tungcab finally budged and now, there is nothing but all out support coming the young Falcon's way.

After coming back from a hand injury early in his high school days, he was recruited to Adamson and led the Baby Falcons to the Final Four in his senior year.

The senior ranks is next on his list of targets.

"Hindi ko ipapakita na mahina 'yung team namin na ako lang gumagawa, dadalhin ko 'yung mga kasama ko. Hindi ko na iniisip 'yun [stats] basta ako maglalaro lang ako ng maglalaro, kung ano 'yung galing ko 'yun ang ilalaro ko," Tungcab said, who also shrugged off some early Rookie of the Year predictions.

"Sa totoo lang madaming nagsasabi sakin na kaya ko daw makuha 'yung Rookie of the Year pero hindi ko na iniisip 'yun, ang iniisip ko lang mai-angat 'yung Adamson at dumami 'yung panalo namin."

Don't forget the name JD Tungcab, he just might lead a young and hungry Adamson squad to a number of upsets at the expense of your favorite UAAP teams.

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