Promising stars of Adamson University (AdU) Matty Erolon and Joshua Barcelona remained solid to the Soaring Falcons for the 84th University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) 2021-2022, Saturday evening.

/ 9 February 2021

The top prospects in Adamson High School handed their commitment to the school for individual reasons. 

The Dumaguete native Erolon shared that it is the way of giving thanks and gratitude to the school that furnished his career in the field of basketball. 

Napagdesisyunan ko na mag-stay sa Adamson kasi malaki po ang utang na loob ko sa kanila,” Erolon said. 

Sila ang nagbigay sa akin ng opportunity na makamit ang pangarap ko na makapaglaro sa UAAP. Malaki rin ang tulong nila sa pag-aaral ko,” he added. 

The 18-year-old cager went first to Asian College-Dumaguete before transferring to Adamson in 2019.

In his UAAP debut, the 6-foot guard garnered a team-high 15.44 points on a 31-percent three-point shooting that logged with 3.63 points, 2.81 assists, and 1.69 steals per game.

Meanwhile, Barcelona grew up in London before landing his career in the Soaring Falcons.

The bruiser started his rookie year with just 2.9 points and 2.3 rebounds but has upped his game in Season 82 averaging 7.25 points and 6.31 boards per game.

The duo with eventual-MVP Jake Figueroa helped the team land a bronze medal finish with the help of head coach Mike Fermin.

The brightest prospects of the Adamson have to bid farewell to their Grade 12 campaign in the UAAP due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

Sobrang saya po kasi kahit hindi kami nakapaglaro ng isang taon, nakapag-build naman kami ng chemistry na madadala namin pag-akyat ng college,” expressed Erolon.

Erolon vows to up his game and aims for the top for the next five years. 

“Goal ko sa Adamson for the next five years is makapag-champion kami,” he said. 

Alam ko na hindi magiging madali at mas madaling sabihin kaysa gawin, kaya I’m going to work hard to achieve that goal,” he continued. 

With this, the two devoted their college years to the Soaring Falcons with a squad composed of Andrei Abellera, Mario Barasi, Jhon Calisay, RS delos Reyes, Joaquin Jaymalin, Adrian Punzalan, and RV Yanes.