The Soaring Falcons are doing their recruitment another way.
Adamson University Soaring Falcons are keeping their homegrown talents months before the UAAP Season 86 men’s basketball tournament unfurls.
Weeks after securing the commitment of Fil-Kiwi big man Jireh Tumaneng, Adamson announced that two high school standouts in Peter Rosillo and Mat Edding are staying put in San Marcelino.
Coach Nash Racela stressed the need to put premium on their high school program to ensure the continuity of Adamson’s basketball program.
“This is big for the continuity of our program. We are aware of how other programs do their recruitment and we want to do it another way,” said Racela via the team's press release.
“That’s why we put so much importance in our high school program in the hope that they will transition smoothly to our seniors team.”
Racela added he is thrilled to see how the two will fare in the collegiate level.
“We’re excited to see what Peter and Mat will do in the college level and we have faith that they will be better with the Soaring Falcons,” he said.
It’s understandable. After all, the two helped the Baby Falcons reach the finals of the UAAP Season 85 boys’ basketball tournament for the first time in two decades.
The 19-year-old Rosillo, the point guard from Surigao del Norte, was ranked no. 9 in the NBTC National Finals where he averaged 13.79 points, 4.14 rebounds, 2.43 assists, and 1.5 steals.
Edding also does everything on the court, norming 10.92 points, 7.77 rebounds, 4.62 assists, and 2.46 steals for Adamson in the recently-concluded meet at the Mall of Asia Arena.