UAAP Season 82 Juniors Most Valuable Player Jake Figueroa committed to stay at Adamson University (AdU) and play with the Soaring Falcons for his collegiate career.

/ 12 February 2021

AdU gets to secure another standout from its successful juniors program as Figueroa has confirmed his commitment to stay put.

The 6-foot-2 Pampanga native posted an average of 13.2 points on 49-percent shooting, alongside 14.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1.2 blocks per game in 27 minutes played per game during the league’s 82nd season for the Baby Falcons.

“My heart and mind are really with Adamson. We already treat each other like family, from coaches to staff. I did not think twice to jump to another school,” said Figueroa in Filipino in an ESPN interview.

“I want to continue my playing career in basketball as well as my education,” added the 18-year-old.

Meanwhile, sources have told that Figueroa turned down offers from at least two other UAAP contenders.

Adamson Baby Falcons, led by head coach Mike Fermin, managed to make the semifinals and outshined the Ateneo Blue Eaglets in the first round before falling short to runners-up FEU Baby Tamaraws.

Figueroa is the third former Baby Falcon to commit to Adamson’s senior pool, joining AP Manlapaz and Joem Sabandal.

Moreover, Matt Erolon, Joshua Barcelona, and Didat Hanapi earlier committed to the Soaring Falcons.