By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña
The King Falcon isn’t going anywhere.
After leading the Adamson Soaring Falcons back to the Final Four of the UAAP, basketball superstar Jerom Lastimosa already broke his silence and made his biggest decision transitioning to Season 86.
The UAAP Season 85 PSBankable Player of the conference announced that he will be entering his final playing year with the Soaring Falcons and promised to bring back glory to the school after falling short last season.
“Gusto ko masuklian ang pagmamahal na binigay ng mga klasmeyt para sa akin. Ngayon na nakapag Final Four na kami, sisikapin ko na i-lead yung team sa Finals at sana sa championship,” said Lastimosa.
Lastimosa entered his UAAP Season 86 off-season full of thoughts in his mind after being swarmed by multiple overseas offers.
The savvy scoring guard shared that he received offers from Korea and Japan to play professional basketball but was still undecided during the past weeks.
Multiple sources reported that Lastimosa was being courted by Jeonju KCC Aegis of the Korean Basketball League (KBL) for the next playing season.
If Lastimosa accepted the offer, he will be reuniting with his former UAAP rivals Rhenz Abando, SJ Belangel, and RJ Abarrientos.
The different international clubs drew interest from Lastimosa after a fantastic Season 85 with the Soaring Falcons.
Already ruled out of the season due to a right foot dislocation, Lastimosa came back in their last stretch of crucial games after keeping their Final Four hopes alive.
During those two weeks, Lastimosa went unconscious and won two Player of the Week honors after leading Adamson to the Final Four.
Lastimosa and Adamson battled a talented De La Salle University (DLSU) Green Archers team in the elimination match where they won and advanced to the semifinals against the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Blue Eagles but eventually lost.