2 Zambo City boys picked to play for Adamson U’s Falcons PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 10 November 2014 11:14

Two Zamboangueños will be leaving for Manila to play in Adamson University’s Falcons cage team.

Al-Daser Esa, a third year college taking up Bachelor of Science in Criminology at the Universidad De Zamboanga (UZ) and Earl Russelle Barredo, an Office Administration student of the Ateneo De Zamboanga University (ADZU), were discovered by sports officials and alumni of Adamson University.

Philippine Basketbal Association (PBA) legends Kenneth Duremdes, Vince Hizon, Marlou Aquino, Gherome Ejercito and E. J. Feihl and officials from the Adamson University were in the city for a free basketball clinic at the Summit Center of Universidad De Zamboanga (UZ) last Saturday.

Bong Nuño, an alumnus of Adamson University and proprietor of Metro Stonerich as well as sponsor of the two Zamboagueños said the newly discovered players will avail of full scholarship with monthly allowances and extra money with free board and lodging at the said university.

“Lucky for them as we are incidentally looking for point guards. So, they need to take care and finish their studies,” Nuño said.

Adamson University President Fr. Fred Bañaga said their main purpose in coming to the city was to hold a free basketball clinic, “but we found these two Zamboangueños.

“They should be proud  to play with the Falcons team,” Fr. Bañaga said as there are many known Zamboangueños in the PBA.

District 2 Congresswoman Lilia-Macrohon Nuño said there will be more basketball clinics and leagues that will be promoted in the city next year.

“We’ll be inviting Norman Black to come to Zamboanga, as there are youth who really want to enjoy sports like basketball,” Nuño said.

“This is another pride and honor for the city of Zamboanga,” said District 2 Councilor Elong Natividad , the City Council’s chairman of the Committee on Youth and Sports.

The basketball clinic was held is in coordination with the City government of Zamboanga under the administration of Mayor Beng Climaco-Salazar and the Office of Congresswoman Lilia Macrohon-Nuño and the City Council’s Committee on Youth and Sports. — Monch L. Follosco