After prevailing over Lyceum of the Philippines University Pirates to snatch the 2nd runner-up finish at the recently concluded 13th FilOil Flying V Preseason Cup 2019 and bagging the silver medal in the 2nd Collegiate Summer Classic of Smart City HOOPS Manila against the National University Bulldogs, Adamson Soaring Falcons head coach Franz Pumaren is pumped for the team this year.
“Every day there are new clues we discover, may it be about the team or the strategy we need to work on. That’s the thing about college basketball – everything is a surprise,” he shared.
Despite being a work-in-progress and having rookies that comprise more than half of its projected Season 82 line-up, the veteran mentor is confident in his team. “Ever since I took over, we’ve set a barometer in the terms of the culture in Adamson having a winning tradition,” he expressed.
Adamson is already known as a destination of blue-chip recruits, with new players expected to step up after losing senior Sean Manganti. As early as now, the young lads are taken under the wings of the holdover and more senior Falcons to guide them in their conquest for the elusive UAAP championship title, last won by the San Marcelino-based squad in 1977.
“Every player last season will surely have improved and matured so it’s going to be an interesting season again,” Pumaren ended.