Jerrick Ahanmisi is joining the PBA Rookie Draft and will forego his final year with the Adamson Soaring Falcons. The UAAP announced Friday that it was canceling its 83rd season.
Players have until Jan. 27, 2021 to submit their applications, while the draft selections will be on March 14, 2021.
"I just feel like I'm ready for the PBA and ready to start a new journey in my career. It's going to be tough one to pursue but i'm ready to work and grind for it," Ahanmisi said. "And also you know my brother [Maverick] is in the league as well so it'll definitely be a dream come true to play in the same league as my brother especially as professionals. It's going to be really fun!"
Ahanmisi thrived in his final year with Adamson, averaging 13.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.4 assists. However his team did not make the Final Four, ending up with 4-10 in UAAP Season 82.
Ahanmisi also made the UAAP Mythical Five selection once in 2018, where the team blew a twice-to-beat advantage against UP in the semifinals. Adamson also made the postseason in his first three seasons there.
Adamson coach Franz Pumaren said Ahanmisi informed him recently he was leaving the team.