PLAYING in the PBA is not just a dream for Ben Adamos.
His case has more to do with economics. And that, he admitted, keeps him motivated to make it to Asia's first play for pay league.
It's as simple as that.
"Kailangan ko nang tumulong sa pamilya ko. Mahirap ang buhay ngayon at gusto kong makatulong na sa kanila," offered Adamos who is keeping his fingers crossed, hoping one of the 12 PBA teams would pick him in the coming Draft.
Often than not, teams consider size in selecting their picks. Should that be the case, chances look bright for this 25-year old aspirant.
One of the few standout big men who signified their intention to make the leap to the pro league, Adamos has made a strong case with his outstanding performance in the amateur ranks.
The Bacaycay, Albay native is a two-time NCAA champion while playing for San Beda.
He later on transferred to Perpetual but continued to demonstrate the same dominance and tenacity in the shaded lane. He averaged 11.6 points on 45.1-percent shooting, grabbed 8.8 rebounds and had 1.4 blocks in last NCAA Season 95.
Adamos also had a short stint with Bacolod Master Sardines in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL), where he turned in decent numbers of 8.8 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.
"Alam ko yung kakayahan ko at sana mapansin nila yun," he said. (RL)