Cesafi Jrs stars Jed Colonia, Christian Manaytay set to join Adamson Falcons
Jed Colonia and Christian Manaytay meet with coach Franz Pumaren and Adamson representative to the UAAP board Fr. Aldrin Suan.  

ADAMSON continues to tap basketball talent from the south, recruiting former two-time Cesafi juniors MVP Jed Cedrick Colonia and Mythical Five member Christian Manaytay.

Colonia and his parents along with Manaytay on Sunday met with coach Franz Pumaren and Adamson representative to the UAAP board Fr. Aldrin Suan.

Colonia and Manaytay joins Cebuanos Jerie Pingoy, former University of the Visayas big man Mike Macion and Conrad Catapusan at the Falcons camp.

Colonia said the familiar faces on the Adamson roster played a role in his decision to join the squad.

“It felt great to be welcomed here by people I know,” said Colonia.

Colonia added that he also received feelers from other schools but none were more aggressive than Adamson.

“I just wanted to be part of what they are building here. They have a great basketball program with great coaches,” Colonia said. “And they have the course that I am interested in getting, which is accounting.”

In Colonia, the Falcons are getting a one-time Batang Gilas combo guard who will shore up a backcourt that is currently led by Pingoy and Jerrick Ahanmisi.

After winning MVP honors in 2015 and 2016, Colonia suffered an ACL tear in early 2017 but recovered in time to lead Sacred Heart School Ateneo de Cebu to the finals of the 2017 Cesafi season where they lost to the University of the Visayas, that ended a string of four straight titles.

The 6-foot-4 Manaytay meanwhile, stepped up during the 2017 Cesafi season with the loss of the Magis Eagles’ top scorer Andrew Velasco due to injury.

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