IT wasn't the most memorable of debuts, but for Roosevelt Adams, he's just happy to finally be on the court for Go for Gold-CSB in the 2019 PBA D-League.
The 24-year-old wingman sat the Scratchers' opening 103-75 defeat to Cignal-Ateneo last week as he fixed his eligibility papers.
"The first game really, I wanted to play against Ateneo, one of the top schools out here," Adams said, sharing his frustrations with how things transpired.
He finally got his clearance to play on Thursday when they met St. Clare College-Virtual Reality.
Unfortunately, Adams' debut was a far cry compared to the one which the public saw with Mighty Sports in the 2019 Dubai International Basketball Tournament, struggling in his 18 minutes on the court and only mustering nine points in a 4-of-11 shooting from the field, although he added six rebounds, four steals, and two blocks.
Even the 6-foot-5 forward believes that his first game in the developmental ranks could've been a lot better.
"I was looking forward to having a better game this game," the Filipino-American cager rued. "I'm just getting used to the pace going up-and-down, and the physicality, of course. It's a bad shooting night but hey, shooters shoot and I'm just gonna continue on shooting."
Adams also vowed to take a bigger role on being the veteran for this young Go for Gold-CSB squad, saying: "I've gone through it all before. All I can do is teach the young guys the ropes. Like the turnovers, for example, just learn from it, just forget about it, and go on to the next play."
But with the first game already under his belt, Adams promises that he can get back to his old deadly self the next game on March 7 against Family Mart-Enderun.
"I got my feet wet, so hopefully, I'll have a better game the next time out," he said.