UAAP 82: Ahanmisi takes Franz’s challenge personal and delivers best game of the year

Paul Lintag on Sep 11, 2019 06:59 PM
UAAP 82: Ahanmisi takes Franz’s challenge personal
In the win against UE Wednesday however, Ahanmisi exploded for 28 points, connecting on seven triples to power Adamson to victory. (Photo by Arvin Lim)

Jerrick Ahanmisi scored a combined 17 points in Adamson’s first two games of the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament.

In the win against UE Wednesday however, Ahanmisi exploded for 28 points, connecting on seven triples to power Adamson to victory.

As Jerrick has regained his touch, it’s no coincidence that the Falcons are on the first winning streak of the year with their best victory of the season so far.

“He wants to make it to the PBA,” head coach Franz Pumaren said of his top guard’s scoring outburst.

“I told him the way he’s playing, I don’t think he’ll make the next level. He probably adjusted his level,” he added, before laughing at Ahanmisi who was sitting right next to him.

Jerrick agreed with his coach though, saying him stepping up was needed.

Coach Franz’s challenge was pretty much answered by Ahanmisi with the win against the Red Warriors.

“Before we went out, he kinda told me that I had to step up my game a little bit. I kinda took it a little personal,” Ahanmisi said.

“So I went out there and tried to do what I was capable of doing,” he added.

 

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