Ben Adamos saw former teammate Jorey Napoles as an inspiration as he made a leap into the pro league declaring for the rookie draft.

/ 2 March 2021

The Perpetual Help standout Adamos is one of the big men in the loaded PBA aspirant pool and was seen as a potential first-round pick.

As he foregoes his last year with the Altas and hopes to make a reality out of his PBA dream, he looked to follow Napoles’ steps.

In an episode of The Prospects Pod, he shared how his former teammate became his inspiration.

Adamos played together with Napoles for the Technological University of the Philippines (TIP) and recalled how they both ended up playing basketball in the same university.

Galing kaming Bicol non parehas. Ako pa nga nag-aya sa kanya sa TIP eh. Hinatak ko siya,” he shared.

However, after playing one year with the Engineers, Adamos transferred to San Beda University where he won back-to-back championships from 2016 to 2017.

The 25-year old then suited up for the Las Piñas-based squad for a year after sitting out for his residency period following his stint with the Red Lions.

Meanwhile, Napoles remained with TIP where he clinched the Universities and Colleges Basketball League Most Valuable Player plum in 2017.

He then brought his game in PBA D-League Foundation Cup the following year and played for Marinerong Pilipino-TIP.

The TIP standout declared for the PBA Draft and became the 12th overall pick being chosen by Phoenix in 2018.

With Napoles fulfilling his PBA dreams, Adamos wanted to keep track of his fellow Bicolano’s success saying “sana balang araw, makapunta rin ako sa PBA.