UAAP 82: Worry not, Adamson, Jerrick Ahanmisi isn't going anywhere

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Oct 23, 2019 05:13 PM
Worry not, Adamson, Jerrick Ahanmisi isn't going anywhere
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Adamson University will not be playing in the Final Four of the UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Tournament - that's a first in the four years with head coach Franz Pumaren at the helm.

That's the worse news, Wednesday at Araneta Coliseum, after the bad news that had the Soaring Falcons bowing to Far Eastern University.

Still, there's good news - Jerrick Ahanmisi will be playing out his fifth and final year. "I'm playing my final year and however the outcome goes, I'm just gonna give it my all next year," he told reporters.

What started as a promising campaign for Ahanmisi and teammates instead became a sorry season as in its last seven games, Adamson has only won once.

And admittedly, the Filipino-Nigerian guard was a big reason why that was so. "I didn't perform as well as I was supposed you. It cost us, as you guys saw, in the losses we had," he said as he is, through 12 games, averaging only 14.2 points in 36 percent shooting from the field to go along with 3.8 rebounds.

This, after his best season a year ago wherein he posted per game counts of 17.5 points on 42 percent shooting from the field on top of 4.0 rebounds.

Still, even though they have already been eliminated from contention, Ahanmisi vowed that he and the Soaring Falcons will continue going all-out in their last two games. "The season didn't go as planned, but we still got two games left and we just gotta finish the season out strong," he said.

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