WHETHER he’s starting or coming off the bench, Ola Adeogun can’t seem to stay away from foul trouble.
The San Beda slotman came off the bench for the first time this season, but finished the Red Lions’ 75-56 victory over San Sebastian a foul away from fouling out.
And Adeogun attributes his constant foul trouble on the way the calls are made in the NCAA compared to the PBA D-League, where he plays for NLEX.
“It’s more aggressive there (D-League). That’s the same aggressiveness I brought in the NCAA and with time, I think I’m going to adjust with the calls in the NCAA.”
The Nigerian center still proved effective, registering 12 points, 13 rebounds, six blocks, and one assist to help the Red Lions bounce back from their first loss of the season.
“I talked to coach that I wanted to come off the bench to bring energy and pinayagan ako.”
With Anthony Semerad catching fire anew and the Lions getting significant contributions outside Art dela Cruz and Baser Amer, Adeogun was content in patrolling the paint on the defensive end.
“I just have to assert my role as a defensive player in this team,” the 6-foot-8 big man said. “I tried to focus more on defense and let the other guys do the scoring.”
“I don’t have to think I have to score twenty points or score this for us to win.”