Cebu pride Joshua Yerro raises Adamson's ceiling for future

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Mar 31, 2019 07:33 PM
Cebu pride Joshua Yerro raises Adamson's ceiling for future
Cebu pride Joshua Yerro will now showcase his all-around game in Manila

Joshua Yerro was University of Visayas' one and only representative in the recently concluded 2019 Chooks-to-Go NBTC League National Finals presented by SM.

This year was the first time in a while that the Baby Lancers weren't competing in the national championship for high school while in the annual All-Star Game, the 6-foot-1 swingman was the lone Visayan player chosen.

For Yerro, his second straight selection to the All-Star Game then meant much more. "Happy ako na napili ako para sa All-Star. Nag-eenjoy talaga akong kasama ko yung top players," he said.

He then continued, "Mas proud pa ako kasi yung school ko at yung Visayas, nire-represent ko na rin."

In the showdown of the top young talent in the country itself, Yerro contributed two points, three rebounds, and three assists in Team Heart's gallant stand against Team Hustle.

And he may have only played 14 and a half minutes, but the 19-year-old only continued flashing the potential that led to Adamson University going hard after him. "Ako naman po lagi, laro lang ako. Lagi lang po akong go hard," he said.

He then continued, "I always do my best kasi kayang-kaya ko naman pong makipagsabayan."

Now that he is bound for Manila, Yerro only feels he made the right decision by committing to the Soaring Falcons. "Marami-rami rin pong ibang kumausap sa akin, pero nakita ko, loaded sila. Ako naman po, ayoko pong 'di magagamit masyado," he said, explaining his choice.

Indeed, the Visayan standout will do nothing but bolster a backcourt fronted by Jerrick Ahanmisi and Jerom Lastimosa who are then flanked by Jonathan Espeleta and Sabandal.

The presence of Yerro, together with blue-chip recruits Aaron Fermin and Joem Sabandal, as well as sophomore point guard Lastimosa, makes sure that Adamson's cupboard will not be bare even after top gun Ahanmisi plays out his fourth and final year.

And when he finally dons the blue and white of his new team, the pride of UV only vows to continue giving his all. "Kung kailanman po ako papasukin ni coach, buhos po talaga ako. Wala nang petiks-petiks," he said.

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