FORMER Perpetual Help coach Frankie Lim is convinced his former prized big man, Ben Adamos, has what it takes in the pro league.
The 6-foot-7 Adamos’ work ethic and grit should boost his chances in the PBA draft.
“A first-rounder for sure. Ben has a good work ethic and a very motivated person. He is ready to compete in the PBA,” Lim told Malaya-Business Insight.
“Suwerte ang makakuha sa kanya. A great addition to the team that will take him,” he added.
Adamos averaged 11.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks for the Altas in the last NCAA cage wars. He also saw action for the Bacolod Master Sardines in the MPBL.
A native of Albay, Adamos first suited up for Technological Institute of the Philippines before he was recruited to play for San Beda University where he won two titles in 2016 and 2017 under coaches Jamike Jarin and Boyet Fernandez.
After two seasons with the Red Lions, Adamos moved to Perpetual in 2018 and played under Lim.
Lim, who stepped down last September after the team failed to fulfill its financial obligations that the four-time champion coach is entitled to, said Adamos, 25, is ready for the pros.
“He has good footwork and can operate in the post,” Lim said. “Can shoot the three if given the opportunity. He can also run the floor pretty well.”
Fil-Am Joshua Munzon or Jamie Malonzo, also a Fil-Am, is projected to be the No. 1 pick overall in the draft set on March 14.
The likes of Jason Brickman, Mikey Williams, Jeremiah Gray, Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser, Leonard Santillan, Alvin Pasaol, Franky Johnson, and Larry Muyang are expected to be picked in the first round of the proceedings likely to be held virtually due to the restrictions posed by the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.