Val Chauca sets lofty goals in lone season for Adamson: Go to finals, win MVP

first_imgView comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers So far, he’s making each moment count.Chauca showed why his coach Franz Pumaren went all in on him after spearheading the Falcons’ fourth quarter rally from 13 down to stun University of Santo Tomas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“We got a big lift from Val. That’s why he’s here. He’s here to guide this young team,” Pumaren said after a 78-71 victory Wednesday.The 24-year-old Chauca shot 18 points, 11 coming in the final frame including 10 straight that gave the Falcons the lead for good, 71-70, with a minute to go. Blackwater bows out of Terrific 12 after big loss to Chiba LATEST STORIES MANILA, Philippines—Val Chauca only has one shot as a one-and-done recruit at Adamson.ADVERTISEMENT “We knew the game plan we knew exactly what they were gonna do. But at the end of the day, this was about all heart,” the Fil-Peruvian guard said.“It was really ugly on the offensive end. We didn’t really play too efficiently. A lot of careless turnovers, myself included. But at the end of the day, if you just fight. This came down to what’s inside like your heart. It was all heart. I’m just glad we came out with the win and I’m glad we did it as a team.”Five games into his lone UAAP season, Chauca is just relishing the experience.“Experiences like this it goes further than basketball. It’s really beyond basketball. Coach Franz often preaches in the locker room how you are going to be off the court as a man. When things go bad, when things go wrong, are you just gonna collapse in defeat or are you gonna get up and keep fighting, keep pushing?”Adamson hiked its record to 3-2 to claim a share of third place with University of Santo Tomas. The Falcons have long ways to go and Chauca is just getting started.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Becoming his own man “The goal is pretty simple, go to the finals, win the finals. Personally, I wanna win the MVP. I wanna be very efficient, keep my turnovers down. Shoot it efficiently. I just wanna keep winning.” This jewelry designer is also an architect Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’ PLAY LIST 02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issuelast_img

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