ADAMSON is looking ahead to the next UAAP season with high hopes with its Cameroonian center Ingrid Sewa expected to finally suit up for the Falcons.
Barring any eligibility concerns, Sewa, standing at six-foot-10, is expected to be one of the key players for the Falcons in the coming UAAP season following the departure of top scorer and former Mythical Five winner Alex Nuyles.
After falling one win short of making it to the Finals in 2011, the Falcons missed the Final Four last season as Nuyles sustained a season-ending shoulder injury during the elimination round in his final year of eligibility.
Their fortunes could change with Sewa now eligible to play after red-shirting for two years in compliance with the league's residency rules for foreign players.
Adamson coach Leo Austria said the team has started buildup for the next season last week following the Christmas break.
“Excited ‘yung team namin dahil finally this coming season, makakalaro na ‘yung Cameroonian namin,” Austria said, referring to their prized center.
Sewa has seen action for the Falcons in offseason tournaments, making quite an impression during last year’s University Games in Bacolod City where Adamson finished third.
Austria said Sewa's arrival will the Falcons' top big man, Rodney Brondial, to slide down to his natural position of power forward.
“Malaking tulong siya sa amin dahil before, si Brondial lang ‘yung naglalaro na center. Ngayon, si Brondial, magiging four na siya,” he said.
Aside from Brondial, also returning for the Falcons next season is Jericho Cruz, who showed a glimpse of his scoring prowess by chalking up 33 points in a game against University of Santo Tomas in the last campaign.