With Ben Adamos intending to make a leap to the pro league, University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (UPHSD) has to move forward and find ways to fill in his spot.

/ 18 January 2021

Newly-appointed head coach Myk Saguiguit admitted that the Altas need to move on from the departure of the 6-foot-7 big man. 

“We just need to move on,” said Saguiguit.

“We’re trying to find ways to fill the spot left by Ben Adamos,” he added.

However, the task is easier said than done as Saguiguit found it difficult to find someone to step in the shoes Adamos left.

During NCAA Season 95, he averaged 11.6 points on 45.1-percent shooting, alongside 8.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks where they fell to seventh place.

Despite the exit of Adamos and senior Edgar Charcos who graduated in 2019, their lineup still remained intact said Saguiguit.

Tonton Peralta, Kim Aurin, Jielo Razon, Jasper Cuevas, Jef Egan, and Kyt Jimenez will be bannering the Altas as they vie for their final four appearance in the upcoming season of the NCAA.

The UPHSD men’s basketball team’s new head tactician will be expecting the team’s chemistry to make up for the loss of their two players.

However, the disruption from the pandemic made training limited only to virtual like the other teams.

Saguiguit will be expecting Altas to be raring to go once the collegiate basketball action resumes.

Sabi ko sa kanila, aside from that experience at nabigyan tayo ng time to get hungrier dahil sa pandemic,” he said.

“If bumalik na yung basketball sa atin, pare-parehas nating galingan and let’s enjoy this game. We want the Altas to remain competitive pag bumalik na yung laro.”