Jerrick Ahanmisi raring to spread wings in Adamson
Paul Lintag on Aug 26, 2016 03:08 PM
RULING THE ROOST. New-look Adamson is full of new-look talent and Jerrick Ahanmisi is at the forefront of it all.
There's a new face with a familiar name that's going to suit up for Adamson in the UAAP for Season 79 and hopefully, the young Falcon can begin making a name for himself.
Jerrick Ahanmisi, the younger brother of Rain or Shine Elasto Painter and PBA champion Maverick, leads the new crop of Falcons set to debut for Adamson as the new season kicks off next week.
And before you start comparing him to his brother, do know that the young baller is out to make a name for himself in the collegiate ranks.
You know, so when you see or hear about Maverick doing his thing in the PBA, you'll be able to say "isn't he Jerrick's brother?" and not the other way around.
"Just try to do my own thing most of the time. Just to do what I can," Ahanmisi said.
And Jerrick Ahanmisi's thing is to shoot from the outside. He's pretty good at it but he hopes he gets to showcase more of his game for his first UAAP campaign.
"I'm planning to show everything in my repertoire, not just shooting but creating for my teammates and try to make things happen on the court that's not just shooting," he said.
Arriving to an Adamson team full of young players, Ahanmisi says that he fits right in, which is good as the Falcons now have the chance to grow together under the guidance of new coach Franz Pumaren.
"I fit in perfectly into Adamson because most of the kids here are very welcoming," Ahanmisi said.
"Like half the team is Fil-Ams so there's a very comfortable mood at Adamson and for the season I think for us to accomplish what we came for, we just need to work together and play as hard as we can," he added.
Having a pro basketball player brother also helps him in his adjustment in the Philippines as he's being constantly reminded that the style of play here is way different from that of the United States.
"It's more physical," he said. "It's more well-rounded and [I] just to play harder that I usually do from the States."
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